Breaking information: Kiska the orca has died from a bacterial an infection at Marineland of Canada in Ontario. She was kidnapped from her residence within the ocean greater than 4 many years in the past. At Marineland, she spent her remaining years remoted in a cramped tank, swimming in limitless circles or generally floating listlessly. Like all orcas and different dolphins held prisoner in marine parks and exploited for leisure, she deserved to remain within the ocean along with her household, the place she may have skilled a pure life.
— Jessica Scott-Reid (@JessLReid) March 10, 2023
Kiska’s Dismal Life at Marineland
In September 2021, video footage confirmed Kiska showing to slam her head and physique towards a glass wall within the cramped tank she was saved remoted in at Marineland. The sight and sounds of Kiska as she seems to bash her head repeatedly towards the tank on the Canadian vacationer entice haunted viewers, as did the remainder of her heartbreaking story.
DISTURBING: New footage exhibits Kiska the orca, who lives on their own at Marineland, slamming her head towards the aspect of her tank. We have shared the footage with prov. authorities, who’re investigating our authorized criticism concerning the psychological struggling we concern she’s enduring. #FreeKiska pic.twitter.com/b45Q2T1RP4
— Animal Justice (@AnimalJustice) September 9, 2021
In 2011, her tankmate, Ikaika, was shipped again to SeaWorld San Diego, leaving Kiska alone and remoted. Years previous to Ikaika’s switch, all 5 of Kiska’s calves born at Marineland died—all of them earlier than they have been even 7 years outdated. In nature, orcas have a mean life expectancy of 30 to 50 years, and their estimated most life span is 60 years for males and 80 for females.
Relaxation in peace, Kiska ❤️ You’re free now.
— PETA (@peta) March 10, 2023
Kiska’s demise marks the tip of orca captivity in Canada.
The nation banned whale and dolphin captivity years in the past, stopping any new cetaceans from being bred there and stopping others from being introduced in from elsewhere. Sadly, Kiska was compelled to stay imprisoned till the bitter finish, and orcas are nonetheless held prisoner at SeaWorld parks within the U.S.
You may take motion to assist these animals, earlier than they meet a destiny much like Kiska’s: