Around 100 cetaceans have been kept in a place which is too small inside a series of tiny enclosures off Russia’s Pacific coast, near to the southeastern city of Nakhodka.

Totally, 11 orcas and 90 beluga whales are being kept in what activists are now calling a “whale jail”, which is absolutely illegal. According to Whale and Dolphin Conservation, it is the largest number of marine animals to be held in such a way and prosecutors are said to be investigating whether the orcas and belugas are being kept in the tiny enclosures illegally.

Caught and sold to China

It has evidence that these species have been caught and kept for commercial purposes. It has been planned to sell off to ocean theme parks in China at a high price, according to telegraph, An Orca whale can reportedly fetch more than $6 million in the booming ocean theme park industry in neighboring China. There are more than 60 marine parks in China, and at least a dozen more are under construction.

Public prosecutors are still searching the truth behind this scene in order to find out whether these cetaceans have been caught for scientific or educational purposes, as the companies say it is for the scientific and educational purposes. (This is despite the fact that the footage clearly shows many more cetaceans than the 13 they reportedly received permission to capture earlier this year.) Lawyers have also put an effort to examine the conditions they are being kept in, which Greenpeace Russia has described as “torture”.

It was evident that a number of orcas and belugas spotted while the tanks may also contain infants, which is entirely off limits, this is not acceptable even for the scientific and educational purposes.

As per the experts, the scale of this activity is not just harmful to the cetaceans held in the enclosures but also for the future of this species.

“Catching them at this tempo, we risk losing our entire orca population,” Greenpeace Russia research coordinator Oganes Targulyan told The Telegraph.

“The capture quota now is 13 animals a year, but no one is taking into account that at least one orca is killed for every one that is caught.”

UPDATE: Russia Order To Release Orcas And Belugas From ‘Whale Jail’ With Help Of Leonardo DiCaprio


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Larry Schaub
Larry Schaub
1 year ago

And I bet they wont do it again you wanna put something in jail put putin and trump in jail

Larry Schaub
Larry Schaub
1 year ago

Put putin and trump in jail instead

John
John
1 year ago

Larry, you’re a retard

Larry sucks balls
Larry sucks balls
1 year ago

Larry go fk yourself

Kelsi
Kelsi
1 year ago

Who ever did this deserves their karma coming and they deserve to be locked up in a confined space as well and those water babie need to be released and you don’t need that many water parks it’s obvious that this isn’t educational it’s animal abuse

Ghdgtg
Ghdgtg
1 year ago

That’s a manotee though

Larry is Gay
Larry is Gay
1 year ago

LARRY SCHUAB IS GAY

Tonyesco
Tonyesco
1 year ago

Disgusting

Fk Larry Schaub
Fk Larry Schaub
1 year ago

seriously though, fk Larry Schaub