March 10, 2023
From Animal Justice

Kiska the orca endured a lifetime of suffering after she was stolen from her family as a baby near Iceland in 1979, and sold into the aquarium industry. She gave birth to five babies, all of whom died young. In recent years, Kiska’s plight made global headlines as videos surfaced showing her floating listlessly in a barren concrete tank, and at times bashing her body against the wall of her tank.

Animal Justice fought to help Kiska for over a decade, including by filing legal complaints on her behalf demanding Marineland be investigated and prosecuted for keeping her in inadequate and unlawful conditions that experts say caused her to experience distress. We also helped to pass a provincial ban on keeping orcas in Ontario in 2015, and a national ban on keeping whales in dolphins in captivity in 2019.

Kiska deserves justice for what she endured. Animal Justice is calling on provincial authorities to make public the results of a post-mortem, and prosecute Marineland for the unlawful distress Kiska clearly experienced throughout her final years. Sign the petition to add your support.