Russia to press ahead with release of captive whales despite 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) – Russian research scientists defended the way they released eight whales back into the wild last week and said on Thursday they would release scores more of the captive animals in the same way despite anger from environmental groups. Russia returned two killer and six beluga whales to their natural habitat in the […]

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