the fate of the in a Bay in the East of Russia captive a good 100 whales remains uncertain. Animal rights activists are demanding that the 90 Belugas and 11 Orcas to be released.

“The exact time and the place can only be determined if independent experts and veterinarians have examined the whales,” said a spokesman for the environmental organization Greenpeace, the German press Agency in Moscow. He believe that three of the younger animals were found dead in the “whale jail”.

The complex is located in a Bay on the sea of Japan. Animal rights activists had initially feared that the whales are sold to Chinese aquariums. A court in Primorsky Krai had said this a month ago. According to the whale and Dolphin protection organization of WDC, the pools have been rented in the complex near the port city of Vladivostok of four firms that have been exporting between 2013 and 2016, a total of 15 killer whales (Orcas) to China.

The conditions for the whales to be overlooking the Winter is not good, said the Greenpeace spokesman. Whales need more food. “The basin in which they are held captive, are relatively small. Orcas and Belugas to swim a lot to stay in very cold water in good shape.”

The spokesman for the Russian President Vladimir Putin said last Wednesday, the Kremlin will apply to the new Governor of Primorye, the Problem with the whales will be solved. “We know that this topic is already discussed a long time,” said the Kremlin spokesman. According to local media, the Russian Navy has already offered to help in the release of the animals.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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