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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.

Related: Blackfish's Documentary Subject Is Dying!

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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SeaWorld Is Finally Phasing Out Their Orca Shows! But Was This Their Decision Or The Law Forcing Their Hand..?

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Finally!

According to an investor's webcast that took place on Monday afternoon, SeaWorld is phasing out their orca shows at their San Diego location after guests responded strongly over the past several years.

Related: Tourist Pays $60,000 To Kill One Of The Biggest Elephants In Zimbabwe

An unnamed park representative, speaking on the webcast for investors, said of the decision to cut back on the park's killer whale shows:

"The main point is we are listening to our guests. We are evolving as a company, we are always changing."

While the park can say they are listening to their guests, this news may actually be in direct response to recent changes of the law in California.

Congressman Adam Schiff recently announced that he's going to introduce

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Former CW Star Strips Down For A New Anti-Sea World Campaign! See This Skintastic Shot With A GREAT Message HERE!

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From Smallville to a SMALL tank!

Actress Laura Vandervoort is being featured in a new PETA ad campaign that’s slamming Sea World for its abuse against their animals!

Laura is seen completely naked, swimming underwater with a sign that reads: Welcome to Sea World!

Below the nude shot is a caption that states:

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Former SeaWorld Trainer Says SeaWorld Cares Only The Bare Minimum About Their Whales

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A large corporation only really cares about the bottom line? It's all about the money? Realllllly??

Yeah… not much of a shocker here.

A former SeaWorld trainer, Kim Ashdown, who also starred in the cruelty exposing documentary Blackfish, opened up about what it was like to work at SeaWorld and the lies they were told.

She said:

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Trisha Yearwood Bails On SeaWorld Because Of Whale Abuse!

Trisha Yearwood backed out of SeaWorld gig because of whale cruelty!!

Trisha Yearwood isn't the first and probably won't be the last musical act to ditch SeaWorld.

The lovely lady is bailing on a big music event at SeaWorld in Orlando because of

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Three Fishermen Rescue A Stranded Killer Whale

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Three men from Ketchikan, Alaska, Jason Vonick, Nick Segal, and John Oakes, spent nearly four hours saving a stranded killer whale!

The fishermen sprung into action, anchoring their fishing boat and bringing a smaller boat out onto the rocks where the orca was stuck.

They eventually used their oars to free her!

The men said:

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Killer Whales Also Go Through Menopause!

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Killer whales go through menopause, just like people!

Apparently Killer Whales share a rare evolutionary trait with us humans:

Menopause!

That's right, killer whales goes through menopause.

Experts say that this trait improves an offspring's chance of survival.

Orcas are one of the rare species that continues to live long after they're done reproducing.

That means that their baby has a great chance of surviving because he's got his mama's help!

The lead investigator of the study into why these whales have menopause said:

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