Two killer whales, who have been captured by hunters are on their way to display during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Animal protection adviers say the exhibit effort – was cruel and a “callous attempt to cash in on the Olympics”.
The killer whales are the largest dolphin species on earth, reaching lengths of over 22ft are to be kept in a “small concrete tank” after a 4,614-mile flight from the far east of Russia. Campaigners say the two killer whales, along with six others, are being held “in small pools” near Vladivostok.
A source told the Sunday People: “This is so wrong. The Sochi Dolphinarium is shamelessly trying to cash in on the Olympics by exploiting these creatures who should be roaming free in the wild.