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AWFUL! Footage Shows Stressed SeaWorld Orca Banging Head Over And Over Against Enclosure!

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This is so infuriating!

An orca (AKA killer whale) at an aquatic attraction in the Canary Islands was captured on video in distress, banging its head against the enclosure as it tried to escape its small confinement.

Ric O'Barry's organization, Dolphin Project, captured the video (above) at Loro Parque, an attraction in the Spanish island territory just off the coast of Africa, and it shows some distressing moments.

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The attraction apparently has six orca whales on premises, all of which are owned by SeaWorld. Four were sent there to breed, while one was born at the park, and the sixth was rescued from the wild.

It's that sixth whale — named Morgan — that O'Barry's activists believe is the one banging its head against the enclosure wall in the video.

Activists contend that she is stressed and scared in her enclosure, with one citing a study that observed her having trouble with a larger, more aggressive male orca that is affecting her quality of life:

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Justin Bieber Slammed By PETA After Posing With Captive Tiger At His Dad's Engagement Party

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Justin Bieber took a pause from his Purpose World Tour and partying with Drake to celebrate his dad's engagement on Saturday.

And what may have seemed like an innocent photo op with a Bengal tiger is receiving some heat from animal rights group PETA.

As we reported, Jeremy Bieber popped the question to longtime girlfriend Chelsey Rebelow back in February while vacationing in St. Barts — and the two celebrated the impending nuptials with an engagement party held at a private art show in Toronto.

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Attendees included costumed superheroes, former boxing heavyweight Lennox Lewis, Canadian opera singer Meghan Lindsay, and of course, the large tiger (above).

We hear the 22-year-old graced attendees with a small performance while playing the piano.

But what seems to be getting the most attention is the fact that the Sorry singer hung out with the beautiful cat — who PETA claims comes from Bowmanville Zoo.

Yes, that zoo whose owner was just charged with

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Courtney Stodden Lays In A Pool Of Blood Dressed As A Sexy Mouse To Protest PetSmart's Allegedly Cruel Pet Trade

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Courtney Stodden is "dying" for people to stop buying live animals from PetSmart.

The 21-year-old dressed up as a sexy (dead) mouse on Thursday and joined PETA in an El Lay protest against the pet store's allegedly cruel pet trade.

According to a 15-week PETA investigation, a PetSmart supplier has been accused of gassing animals in plastic bags and setting them aside "to die and waste away." Additionally, the organization says that small animals are being warehoused in plastic bins and even frozen alive.

This is so horrific if true!

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Miz Stodden — who laid on the sidewalk in a pool of fake blood — said of the protest:

"It's heartbreaking to think that countless mice, rats, bunnies, and lizards are dying in filthy bins for PetSmart's stores. My friends at PETA and I urge everyone to refuse to shop anywhere that sells live animals!"

Doug Hutchison's bride took to her own Instagram to say:

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Life Of Pi Animal Trainer Charged With Five Counts Of Animal Cruelty After Whipping Video Surfaces

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This story breaks our hearts, but at least there will be some justice here.

Back in December we showed you the upsetting video of Bowmanville Zoo owner Michael Hackenberger, who has provided animals for several productions including the award-winning Life Of Pi, allegedly striking a young Siberian tiger.

In the clip released by PETA, Hackenberger appears to be repeatedly lashing the large cat with a whip and then later explaining the most effective places to hit the animal. The animal trainer later denied PETA's "lies."

In new developments on Wednesday, the Ontario SPCA has charged the trainer with five counts of animal cruelty after thoroughly reviewing his zoo's practices.

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According to TMZ, the charges include causing the animal distress by

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It's Official! Cesar Millan Will NOT Be Facing Animal Cruelty Charges!

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Case closed!

On Monday, it was confirmed that Dog Whisperer star Cesar Millan will NOT be facing animal cruelty charges after being investigated by the Los Angeles County Animal Control. Phew!

In case you forgot, the animal expert got himself into a bit of trouble when a video from his Nat Geo WILD show Cesar 911 surfaced where a live pig used for training was bitten by an aggressive french bulldog/terrier mix. Oof!

Related: The Owner Involved In The Animal Cruelty Case Speaks Out

Cesar's attorney Brian Klein has since revealed:

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Things Are Looking Good For Cesar Millan As His Animal Cruelty Investigation Comes To A Close — Will He Actually Walk Away From This?

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Everyone can breathe a sigh of relief!

On Monday, it was reported that Cesar Millan may walk away from his animal cruelty investigation as El Lay County Animal Control is wrapping up their case.

In case you forgot, the Dog Whisperer star got himself into a bucket of hot water when a video from his Nat Geo WILD show Cesar 911 surfaced where a live pig used for training was bitten by an aggressive french bulldog/terrier mix.

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According to some sources, the investigators

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SeaWorld Is Going To STOP Breeding Killer Whales — Sea Their Announcement About A 'New Direction'!

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There has been a lot of pressure put on SeaWorld for its questionable treatment of its animals — particularly after the release of the hit documentary Blackfish.

After the declining health of famous orca Tilikum, the popular animal park has finally decided to cave to protestors.

SeaWorld announced Thursday morning they will end their killer whale breeding program and take a "new direction".

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The 24 orcas that are spread out across three theme parks will ultimately be the final generation of killer whales kept in captivity.

The company released a statement saying:

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