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Nearly 100 Captive Orcas and Belugas at Risk of Drowning, Freezing to Death | National Geographic

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The “whale jail” is in legal limbo while Russia’s government scrambles for answers. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe #NationalGeographic #Orcas #Belugas About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Read "Time running out for orcas, belugas trapped in icy “whale jail." https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/02/orca-and-beluga-whales-trapped-in-russia-for-aquarium-trade/ Nearly 100 Captive Orcas and Belugas at Risk of Drowning, Freezing to Death | National Geographic https://youtu.be/YSRrzS6a-jA National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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National Geographic (1 month ago)
As the investigation continues and severe cold persists, activists fear it will be too late for the animals if they are not released immediately. What are your thoughts on the fate of these animals?
kyekiss (1 day ago)
Are there any updates since January? What can I do? Are there petitions to sign? Specific organizations accepting donations for these particular animals? Thank you!
ilovepancakeswithjam (19 days ago)
Russians historically love violating human rights, you really think they care about Occupying whales is a joke. Go free Willy yourself or write a letter to Mr Putin, I'm sure he really cares. National geographic AINT doing still against Russias nuclear arsenal.
eve hyland (19 days ago)
+Jessica Rush I hope you're joking, yes?
Alicia Bell (11 hours ago)
This is so sad 😭😢😭 WHY?
Christa Byrd (2 days ago)
What people will do just to make a buck. They should save there money and just release them all.
Ashley Guzman (13 days ago)
My heart hurts for these gorgeous animals !! May the lord help them be free ASAP !
Daniel Aguilo (15 days ago)
On one hand the orcas and beluga whales are trap in freezing water but one the other hand people are getting paid to have a stable life and to sport there family. This is a legal limbo
Owna Maye (17 days ago)
This what happened to the " free willy" orca????
СУПЕР КОТ (17 days ago)
Putin's mafia state is guilty of this brutal crime. So far Putin and his gang of criminals is in power nothing will change in Russia. Those criminals likewise apply to their citizens, not only to unhappy animals.
tiffany kozak (18 days ago)
At least let 10 Buegas and 4'orca should got to the SeaWorlds Loro parque of marineland
Tom Beer (19 days ago)
Just let them go..
Sally Andersen (19 days ago)
That's terrible. They belong to their natural habitat. I hope they can be released before they're dead. That would be a shame if they're not.
Бешенный Чарли (20 days ago)
Вот вам доказательство что Питон просто сявка. Дал распоряжение разобраться с китовой тюрьмой, а воз и ныне там. Х на него поклали все, кто на этом варится. И китайская мафия, и их приспешники в России. "Президент", лол. Даже такой вопрос не способен решить. При Сталине этих мразей всех за день арестовали, на второй судили, на третий исполнили бы уже выстрелом в затылок. Просто КЛОУН.
Helos Martins (20 days ago)
Что я только что посмотрел объясните
fdfhf cdgvd (21 days ago)
Just put greed aside and send them to their homes...
Eli Exotic (22 days ago)
what is wrong with people
alex voroni (23 days ago)
This is extinct wild sea animals not for sale by Russia!
Shane Archer (24 days ago)
SET THEM FREE!
Amino Nguyen (25 days ago)
They're someone's "property" cause in this world, in some place, this is still allowed to go on? How horrible.
Sticker Happy (25 days ago)
We should put the people running the place in those pools for a long time, see how they like it...
Wads Ex (26 days ago)
At least we need to make Total Viral Repost!
Julyarmys Pupp (27 days ago)
Monstros 😭
craig thurston (27 days ago)
Disgusting Russia!!!!
Svetana Jain (1 month ago)
We live in a cruel world.
Gigi G. (1 month ago)
Electric chair.
Alexandra Ashborn (1 month ago)
Illegalize Zoo's/parks Permantly.
Thomas Cartwright (1 month ago)
Noo how can we help ?
Da Wootzi (1 month ago)
We humans are ruthless
ruby barber (1 month ago)
They are literally freezing to death
Dysputant (1 month ago)
Take director of this facility. Put him with Orca and make him stay in water as long as other mammals have to.
Galaxy Georgiadis (1 month ago)
Its full of Chinese there cutting our forest and many other resources no more
Kellie G (1 month ago)
Has Blackfish taught us nothing?! These beautiful animals are not meant to be pets! Set them free!
Michael Haiducek (1 month ago)
Why did the Government halt all their whale exports causing them to be frozen in those jails? They should have only halted any further captures & pushed for rapid exports or release!!!
Jessica Fisher (1 month ago)
They leave us alone (unless provoked) shouldn’t we respect them with the same actions.. ?
Holly Cahill (1 month ago)
Poor guys. Someone set them free!
Devrani Das (1 month ago)
Please help them to set them free
Boyd Gilbreath (1 month ago)
It's good that the end is near, because mankind never deserved to be here.
Stacy Lynn (1 month ago)
Let them go they belong to no one they’re wild FREE animals
Pondkid Gaming (1 month ago)
That’s sad
Teresa Arreguin (1 month ago)
😢😢😢
Witty Bobby (1 month ago)
These animals are imprisoned for being beautiful, and yet humans walk free for being evil.
Laurence Deodato (1 month ago)
After rosie the shark, please please help also these aquatic wild life 😭
herlein espiritu (1 month ago)
Let them free..
SeXiLaVilleValo101 (1 month ago)
Any updates?????
Owen Hoffmann (1 month ago)
And it makes you think if humans are the cancer of the world
Marcella (1 month ago)
What is the latest update on the release date of the whales? Does anyone know? Are there any international laws to stop the wild capture of innocent whales? This is very upsetting news. Whales need their pods. They are highly intelligent social animals, and excellent problem solvers. Laws need to include that animals are NOT property.
John Coloe (1 month ago)
Just because something may be legal, doesn't make it right. *These incredible creatures should be returned to the wild now!*
Sunmeet Kaur (1 month ago)
I think they should be released immediately. They belong in the ocean with thier families not in aquariums
Rosa Lopez (1 month ago)
Wtf!!! Somebody do something about this!
Chris Gates (1 month ago)
Greed
Andrew Smith (1 month ago)
I hope the whales die lol that way nobody wins
Kartikey Tripathi (1 month ago)
With each day passing,I agree with Thanos even more.
Gorgonio Medina (1 month ago)
If these companies are using the whales for museum and such they should post it on their websit, exactly what they are putting these animals through to get them there
Anthony Martini (1 month ago)
It would be really sad If they don't kill them slaughter Them Fish and animals bugs Every living being in the world have a role and a part to keep the planet moving and living We keep on destroying something We need to find a better Way to live Find another heat element find how to Know the way of power cleaning up the environment of trash People don't like to do that people don't wanna do that people want to hurt and abuse animals And then you wonder why the Earth is dying Because humans are destroying it
Anthony Martini (1 month ago)
Y are humans Destroying life Leave them all alone studying from a distance , Humans are hurting the Circle
blaze thompson (1 month ago)
WTF!!!!!!! LET THEM ALL GO WHY THEY STILL HOLDING THE ANIMALS ?????? NO ANIMAL SHOULD BE HELD!
Luis Vega (1 month ago)
Those beautiful creatures belong to NO ONE!!! They are children of the earth and should be set free IMMEDIATELY
Riley Kitterman (1 month ago)
This needs to stop.
Amy Hernandez (1 month ago)
I would be surprised that they get bought off for $$ I am upset.about this
Zhiyuan Shen (1 month ago)
Any Chinese haters?
kAsi (1 month ago)
Humans : We kill you Humans again : When you get close to become extent , so we can kill you again.
donato rodriguize (1 month ago)
FREE WILLY!!
Mario Mora (1 month ago)
Release them
Kelly Porada (1 month ago)
This is one of the saddest things i have EVER seen 😞😢
Y2kSd4 (1 month ago)
Somebody drop Bombs on this kidnapper$ please!!
Fahad Naushad (1 month ago)
just let them go !
Hassam ul haq (1 month ago)
Its Heart Breaking to see animals suffer due to of Human's Greed.
Mr. POTATO (1 month ago)
*I WISH, I WAS A POTATO*
alan kean (1 month ago)
Some humans need to die
mike yates (1 month ago)
Somebody needs to do a free willy
MsJaniece (1 month ago)
Where is the petition?
Hahn Flatz (1 month ago)
Set them free!!!
Emma Bustamante (1 month ago)
My heart just breaks for these amazing creatures
Unique Morfin (1 month ago)
Makes me so sad
Omega-Myrrh AlphaHoney (1 month ago)
This is such an urgency that is at a stand still 🙂 what is wrong with the politicians? (Not a question a statement for them to adjust there view and stand points.. like how many marine mammals do you need to ‘research’ when your gonna get the same information!)
JORLANDO93 (1 month ago)
Seriously, WTF is wrong with people?!?
April Keyes (1 month ago)
What are my thoughts? My thoughts are that if we all need to sign a petition to get these animals released then lets sign the petition. Lets put pressure on the government. If we need to donate toward the legal costs to get these animals freed, lets do it. Together we can do it.
Black Lighting (1 month ago)
send navy seals to free them
Black Lighting (1 month ago)
head explodes 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯
Meister Meister (1 month ago)
Money
Pretty Fancypants (1 month ago)
Also..... Even if they do freeze to death the sad part is they will probably be packaged and sold... I mean what do we do w the corpses? So bad guys win
Gina Caceres (1 month ago)
Legally ? No much different than human trafficking, so if the Wales could talk and speak for their right of freedom would still be legal? So lawyers of these people say is legal? Why don’t you just purchase the moon
Pretty Fancypants (1 month ago)
People are considered hunters... Weellll.... Unless karma pushes them into that frosty water only the strong survive... I mean its a shame that we dont take better care of things around us... But at the end of the day it just is what it is. The legal ways can be just as bad as the illegal ways so what law is there?
Corina Hans (1 month ago)
This is really sad
Reynajoy Lagorra (1 month ago)
pity on this animals
Alena Montez (1 month ago)
Help these poor animals there are not a lot of them left in the world!!!!!😭😭😭
Froglovestoad2 Flt (1 month ago)
How horrible!
Let’s go Pat’s 0 (1 month ago)
🥺
MAGA TRUMP20/20 (1 month ago)
Good ol commies Russia n China
Point Particle (1 month ago)
1.) Where and why is it legal to catch orca and beluga whales? 2.) Why can the rehab/release of these animals not begin immediately? Is someone suggesting they have "ownership" of these wild-caught animals? Seems pretty cut and dry to me - there is enough evidence of suspect activity that governments are investigating. Cut these animals loose, and tell the lame-a$$es who caught them to go find more, "legally," if that's really a thing. WTF does anyone need to be capturing orca and beluga?? That's the stupidest thing I've heard, today.
Bobby Chambers (1 month ago)
Global warming is at it again
LeSaVy (1 month ago)
these are wild sentient beings, what right do humans think they have to "legally" take these creatures from their natural homes and force them into unnatural tanks for the sake of what? education? this makes me sick and i am so disappointed in the people that think this is in any way okay.
Dan Rom (1 month ago)
The human population needs a correction. Like stocks.
First Base (1 month ago)
This is messed up smh ... if I could get their I would just release them and take the little jail time I’ll get for trespassing lol
プッシーゴスキラー (1 month ago)
Orcas creepy.
TheOneTheOnly W (1 month ago)
So go let them loose! Shoot anyone who stands in your way! PROBLEM SOLVED!
NK Dounia (1 month ago)
Something must be done to stop such actions , capturing whales ?orcas , dolphins? , for what , amusement ? What is wrong with these people ... what if it was human who have been captured then it would be "oh humans right ..." but absolutely only few talk about animal abusing shame on you just shame on you
Henry Fernandez (1 month ago)
They use the animal for the army
aLfPlaysGames (1 month ago)
Got to really love humans. The worst beings of them all.
Adam C (1 month ago)
Keep going to petting zoos circus and sea world
Shutupandshop123 (1 month ago)
RELEASE THEM NOW WHERE IS A PETITION TO SIGN? Someone make a petition so we can all sign and get them out of there... people are so money greedy.
Deann Frey (1 month ago)
Which group is helping them and what can we do to assist?