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Russia's Recently Captured Orcas Won't Go To Sochi After All, But Where They're Going Isn't Much Better!

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Russia's killer whales aren\'t going to be on display at Sochi after all!

We previously mentioned that Russian hunters had captured two wild orcas and they were going to be put on display during the Sochi Winter Games.

We also mentioned how freakin' awful that is and how was can't believe people are still treating whales this way.

Hasn't anyone in Russia seen Blackfish!?!

Well, apparently, they have. Or they have a heart at least, because it's reported that the orcas will NOT be on display during the Olympics!!

Hooray! The whales can go free now… right?

WRONG. The orcas were shipped to Moscow and instead of being shuttled over to Sochi, they're going to just stay in Moscow.

Seeing as how Moscow isn't the ocean, we're still not too happy.

Also there's the fact that the aquarium is "still in the process of being built," according to a whale conservationist with some inside knowledge.

We're glad they're not going to the Games but we wish they'd just RELEASE THOSE MAJESTIC CREATURES!

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Noo! Two Wild Orcas Were Captured & Will Be On Display At The Sochi Winter Olympics!

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What the fudge?!

These Olympics are shaping up to be the worst yet!

First Russia's government refused to change their incredibly stupid anti-gay laws, and now they've basically admitted they're not orca-friendly!

Russian hunters have captured two wild orcas, and they are now being

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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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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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