Orca Town Meeting
Posted July 11, 2019 at 5:49 am by Tim Dustrude
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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