22 Mar '12, 12pm

Wild orca Morgan's shocking new wounds at Loro Parque...

The analogy with human slavery is a strong one. There can be little doubt that the orcas in captivity are held involuntarily for our entertainment. These orca’s are not offered a choice about whether they want to live in captivity. But there has also been some sensitivity in the US in comparing the plight of the orcas with that of African American slaves. Perhaps this demonstrates rather well that the initial social and legal hurdle that must first be overcome is that the status of orcas and other cetaceans as non-human persons in their own right must first be recognised. There is a mental journey required to recognise the rights of others, firstly in recognising their status as non-human ‘persons’ we recognise their basic right to life and from there work to recognise the right to various other freedoms and norms. At the time when the 13th amendment was raised in the US, ...

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Wild orca Morgan's shocking new wounds at Loro Parque

Wild orca Morgan's shocking new wounds at Loro ...

wdcs.org 22 Mar '12, 12pm

Morgan's deep laceration wounds. Shocking new images are coming out of Tenerife’s Loro Parque showing Morgan, the wild Nor...

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wdcs.org 22 Mar '12, 12pm

The analogy with human slavery is a strong one. There can be little doubt that the orcas in captivity are held involuntari...