Marineland’s lone orca Kiska desperately needs help.
This month, two disturbing viral videos showed Kiska, Canada’s last surviving captive orca, floating listlessly and alone at Marineland—renewing international calls to protect her well-being.
Kiska has lived in complete isolation at Marineland since 2011, and has outlived all five of her calves, who tragically died at young ages. Orcas are incredibly complex social animals, and it's heartbreaking to imagine how she must feel being isolated in an unnatural, concrete tank. Experts believe that Kiska is the only captive orca on the entire planet with no companionship.
Animal Justice lawyers just filed a formal complaint with provincial authorities to request an immediate investigation into whether Marineland is violating animal cruelty laws. It’s against the law to cause animals distress and suffering, and that includes psychological harm—not just physical harm.
And this morning, our executive director Camille Labchuk was a guest on CTV Your Morning to discuss Kiska’s plight and the captivity of whales and dolphins in Canada, and to help raise national awareness for this critical issue.