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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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Blackfish Says SeaWorld Has Been Lying To You!!

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The new documentary Blackfish is all about exposing the cruelty that really goes on at places like SeaWorld.

They think there is nothing crueler than imprisoning an animal, who should have full run of the oceans, in a small aquarium.

The animals are literally said to be driven insane by being locked up!!

The doc really debunks a lot of the "facts" that SeaWorld has been telling people.

Apparently, whales don't live longer in captivity and the stats about dorsal fin collapse are even falsified!

They've been lying to us all for YEARS!!

Check out the clip from Blackfish (above) to learn exactly what lies you've been fed!

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Deadly Killer Whale Documentary Blackfish Bought At Sundance

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A new documentary called Blackfish had the interest of several buyers at Sundance.

The film is about Tilikum, the killer whale who is responsible for the deaths of three people.

We previously mentioned that a highly skilled trainer was killed at SeaWorld when Tilikum dragged her underwater and wouldn't let her go.

Now, this documentary seeks to expose the cruelty that these creatures suffer at SeaWorld and how their living conditions can drive them to madness!

The doc is apparently so good that both Magnolia Pictures and CNN Films bought the rights to the film together.

Magnolia is going to release it July 19th while CNN is going to air it sometime this fall.

Check out the video (above) to see the trailer for Blackfish!

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