Yesterday at the European Parliament, Dr Ingrid Visser and Matthew Spiegl, legal counsel for the Free Morgan Foundation who are members of Dolphinaria-Free Europe (DFE), presented their petition to the EU Parliament Petitions Committee (PETI).
They requested that the Commission investigate the issue of Annex A (wild born animals) CITES permits, which of course is relevant to Morgan, the orca who is currently at Loro Parque, Tenerife. DFE has added its support by submitting a letter to the Chair and Vice Chairs of the PETI Committee requesting that the petition remain open.
The session, which includes the presentations to the committee by Dr Visser and Mr Spiegl, was recorded and is available to view via EPTV at this link.
NOTE: (Morgan’s case, item 23, starts at approx. 15:27:30)