Russia releases first batch of captive whales after outcry

FILE PHOTO: Employees take part in an operation to transport and release two orcas at a facility, where nearly 100 orcas and beluga whales are held in cages, in Srednyaya Bay in Primorsky Region, Russia June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia released two killer whales and six beluga whales back into the wild on Thursday, the first group of almost 100 whales whose detention in the Far East since last year caused an international outcry. The whales, caught last summer in order to be sold to marine parks or aquariums in China, […]

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