Russia moves to free 'whale jail' animals | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 09, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 09, 2019

Russia moves to free 'whale jail' animals

Russian officials said yesterday they will work towards freeing all orcas and belugas from a notorious facility in the east of the country, after a visit by US-based marine mammal advocates. Nearly 100 orca and beluga whales captured for sale to aquariums have been kept in small pens for months in what the media nicknamed a "whale jail" in the Russian Far East, as the campaign to release them gathered strength and became global.

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