A notorious wildlife criminal is trolling Norwegian waters, preparing to illegally capture a live killer whale for a mega-aquarium. Before you can say, “Call Me Ishmael,” Special Agent Poppy McVie’s on the case. She’ll be damned if she’ll let one more killer whale be sold into slavery, sentenced to live in a bathtub for the rest of his life.
Armed with attitude, Poppy and her new partner, Special Agent Dalton, go undercover to avoid the political entanglements of a whaling nation. But working so closely with Dalton causes entanglements of its own.
No matter the danger, Poppy’s determined to hook the one man who’s never been caught.
Information on the real world issues:
According to WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, as of June 2015, in 14 marine parks in 8 different countries, there are:
• 56 orcas currently held in captivity (21 wild-captured plus 35 captive-born).
• 148 orcas have been taken into captivity from the wild since 1961.
• 161 orcas have died in captivity, not including 30 miscarried or still-born calves.
All for entertainment.
In 2013, seven wild orcas were captured by Russian fishermen in the Sea of Okhotsk for the mega-aquarium industry, the first caught in more than a decade. This is not a thing of the past.
Don’t let the ads fool you. For every $1,000,000 SeaWorld makes, about $600 goes to conservation. That’s 5 cents per ticket. Please do NOT support them or any other marine park.
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