Despite international support against the closure of Petition 1853/2017 for Morgan the orca, we have received news from DFE member Free Morgan Foundation (FMF) that the European Parliament Petitions Committee has ruled it be closed.
It is not only deeply concerning but inexcusable that the Petitions Committee appear to be unconcerned that the Commission never answered questions put to them by the Chair of the Petitions Committee in relation to Loro Parque breeding from Morgan, especially when this appears to have been a blatant breach of the permit conditions.
Dolphinaria-Free Europe will continue to support all efforts being made on Morgan’s behalf by FMF. In the meantime, Loro Parque released a blog in which they appear to be lacking any moral compass claiming this as a victory for them. Having taken receipt of a wild-caught orca and now using her to replenish their gene pool with no-one making them answerable for their actions, the loser certainly in this case is Morgan.