Orca Town Meeting

Posted July 11, 2019 at 5:49 am by

The Whale Sanc­tu­ary Project invites your com­ments at a town meet­ing regard­ing pro­vid­ing a sanc­tu­ary for orca whales in the San Juans.

The Whale Sanc­tu­ary Project is work­ing to cre­ate a per­ma­nent sanc­tu­ary for rescue/rehab for the South­ern Res­i­dent orcas and retire­ment for cap­tive orcas from enter­tain­ment parks. We invite you to join us at one of our town meet­ings to learn more about this project and its poten­tial for your com­mu­ni­ty, and to share your feedback.

The town meet­ing on San Juan Island is Sun­day after­noon, July 21st from 2–4 pm at Brick­works. Please come and bring your friends and hear what this project is all about. We want to hear what you think.

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The Whale Sanc­tu­ary Project is a 501c(3) that is made up of a group of sci­en­tists that are try­ing to pro­vide sanc­tu­ary sites for whales in cap­tiv­i­ty in theme parks across the world, in the hopes that these whales can be removed from cap­tiv­i­ty and either be reha­bil­i­tat­ed and released back into the wild or if that is not pos­si­ble, remain in the sanc­tu­ary for the remain­der of their lives. 

This sanc­tu­ary can also be used as a rescue/rehab facil­i­ty for local cetaceans.  You can learn more about this group on their web­site, www.whalesanctuaryproject.org.  They have already estab­lished a site for bel­u­gas in Nova Sco­tia and are now try­ing to estab­lish a site in the San Juans for orcas.

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