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Fate of orcas in captivity at SeaWorld and other marine parks | Whale and Dolphin Conservation

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.

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