Animal rights groups try to halt orca move to Tenerife

Animal rights activists are going to court in an effort to stop an orca known as Morgan being moved to the Loro Parque attraction park on the Canary Island of Tenerife.

The hearing will take place on August 3. Earlier this week, the Dolfinarium in Harderwijk said Morgan was to be moved to the island but the activists say Morgan should be returned to the wild.
The animal was rescued from the Wadden Sea in a severely weakened state a year ago.
‘We want the judge to give science a chance. Independent research will show that Morgan is very suitable for release,’ a spokesman told the Telegraaf.
Experts said in December Morgan could not be returned to the wild because efforts to find her pod – or family – using her dna had failed.

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