Orcas, also known as killer whales, have been kept in captivity since 1961, helpless victims of a blatantly commercial experiment which has seen dozens of wild orcas plucked from their families and forced to live in artificial social groupings which bear scant resemblance to their life in the wild.
Over 50 orcas are currently held in captivity at marine parks such as SeaWorld which holds the largest number of orcas. While many of these animals were bred in captivity, in recent years orcas have been captured from the wild in Russia. Please join our campaign to end captive cruelty. http://whales.org
Adopt a Dolphin with Whale and Dolphin Conservation. Latest news on the bottlenose dolphins of the Moray Firth in Scotland from our field officer, Charlie Phillips. Adopt a dolphin at: http://whales.org
Adopt a Humpback Whale with Whale and Dolphin Conservation. These humpback whales spend the summer months feeding in the Gulf of Maine of the east coast of the USA before migrating to the Caribbean to breed and give birth. Adopt a whale at: http://whales.org
Adopt an orca with Whale and Dolphin Conservation. These orcas (killer whales) belong to the Northern Resident Population and live in the waters around Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Adopt an orca at: http://whales.org