Monday 09 December 2019 | 12

For orcas, the Parques Reunidos must make the right decision

Following our alert that the Parques Reunidos (Reunidos Park), a group that owns Marineland and many dolphinariums plans to transfer four French orcas Inouk, Wikie, Moana and Keijo to pools in China. In China dolphinariums are known for their extreme cruelty to animals and where animal welfare organizations are gagged, Marineland wrote three lines of denial on Facebook.

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A brief denial…

Faced with such news and supported by the renowned biologist Ingrid Visser, many associative partners and thousands of concerned citizens, the face of Marineland is pale in reaction to this response. On the one hand, these orcas do not belong to them, it is up to Parques Reunidos to answer; on the other hand, it is more than likely that they have all signed "nondisclosure agreements". The leaders of the group do not necessarily warn the small branches of their global strategic actions!

A dolphinarium decree which mainly concerns dolphins

The courageous “Dolphinarium” order of Ségolène Royal prohibited captive breeding and transfers of cetaceans between parks. Since its cancellation for a technical detail, we ask that it be rewritten identically. Even before the May 2017 decree, Marineland had announced that it would stop the orca breeding program. In the West, Tilikum and the documentary Blackfish rocked things for the orcas, who then left the European plan. The questions surrounding the decree therefore relate mainly to dolphins. They were and will be at the centre of the new measures, whose announcement, is expected at the start of the 2019 school year, continues to be postponed month after month ... We hope that Elisabeth Borne will take an order at the same level as the one back in 2017 for dolphins.

Orcas, beyond the reach of the ministry: we appeal to the President of the Republic!

In other words, these four orcas do not belong to Marineland and are - alas - outside the jurisdiction of the department. This is why we appeal to Emmanuel Macron to intervene on their behalf, as Vladimir Putin recently did for orcas in Russia.

We invite you to participate in the 15th edition of the unitary rally on December 22nd "Stand up for Freedom" to save our orcas and obtain a sanctuary for them, not China! Please continue to sign the petition!

Julia Mothé
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In the subject

Council of State dolphinarium decree: a rapporteur just doesn't get it!
Counselling for the staff of Planète Sauvage, which is claiming 100,000 Euros from us!

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goldiepuppchen | Wednesday 18 December 2019

"Le véritable roi des animaux est l'Homme parce que sa brutalité dépasse celle de tous les autres" (Leonardo da Vinci). "L'Homme a transformé la terre en un enfer pour les animaux" (A.Chopenhauer). "L'animal ne possède rien sauf sa vie, que bien souvent on lui prend" (M. Yourcenar). Le côté civilisé d'un pays peut se juger à la manière dont le pays traite ses animaux. (M.Gandhi). "Il y a deux choses qui m'ont toujours surprise, l'intelligence des animaux et la bestialité des hommes" (Flore Tristan). Moralité : je ne supporte plus l'Homme qui n'a rien d' humain !

Clau | Monday 16 December 2019

Marineland a démenti, et pourtant ! Juste pour voir, j'ai tenté de réserver une "rencontre avec les orques" comme c'est proposé sur leur site internet. Ce n'est plus possible après le 5 janvier...

Bertrus 05 | Saturday 14 December 2019

Sur tous les sujets environnementaux incluant toutes les causes animales: les chasses, la corrida, la fourrure, l'expérimentation, l'élevage, le transport, les abattoirs, j'ai écrit à Macron une lettre de 4 pages exprimant ma colère et argumentée avec chiffres à l'appui. Sa réponse tient en 4 lignes et m'assure que l'écologie est la cause principale de son mandat !

Aline | Friday 13 December 2019

Ça suffit ces horreurs ! Laissez les animaux dans la nature, là où est leur place.