This is just another example of deliberate and considerate actions undertaken within an orca family to care for each other, making it so much more devastating to think about these animals being ripped from their families and put into captivity. And even those born in captivity never experience the true culture of orca families, as the young are seized from their mothers and moved to another display park when they are old enough to perform, whereas in the wild, they never leave their mother’s pod. While the terminology currently used to remove orcas for captivity is referred to as “capture”, it would be more accurately described as an abduction. The compassion shown by these orcas to their pod mate drives us to work toward the end of captivity and celebrate the recent decision by India to end captivity.
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