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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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SeaWorld Doesn't Want Its Killer Whale Trainers Federally Protected From A Gruesome Death!!!

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Everyone is entitled to their day in court!!!

Even companies like SeaWorld who oppose current federal regulations that protect trainers from deadly orcas!

Killer whales like Tilikum have been living up to their name for years, but when SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed on the job in 2010 the government finally decided end the madness.

After an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration concluded working conditions for whale trainers were simply too unsafe, the government barred close contact with these potentially dangerous creatures without some sort of barrier in between.

While this is good news for the friends, family, and children of current trainers who don't want to see their loved ones maimed or killed, it was apparently bad news for SeaWorld stockholders as it cramped the style of the Shamu-esque whale show so many ticket-goers paid to see.

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Richard Branson Speaks Up For The Orcas!

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The orcas in Quebec, which were recently trapped by the Hudson Bay ice are now free!!

But before the killer whales were let loose, ocean advocate Richard Branson took to his blog today to write:

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Orcas Suing SeaWorld!

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Teddy has been so upset ever since he heard about this one…

According to a new lawsuit filed by PETA, three marine-mammal experts, and two former orca trainer, SeaWorld is enslaving five wild-caught orcas and forcing them to perform.

As the thirteenth amendment clearly states, slavery is prohibited in the United States. And while this may be the first case dealing with the slavery of nonhuman mammals, the plaintiffs are resting assured the judge will side with them.

Jeffrey Kerr, general counsel to Peta, says:

Slavery is slavery, and it does not depend on the species of the slave any more than it depends on gender, race, or religion.

Two of the orcas are in SeaWorld Orlando and the other three are at SeaWorld San Diego. Poor babies!!

[Image via AP Images.]

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