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Propaganda Aside, Keiko's Rescue Was NOT A Failure
Keiko at the pool in Oregon, spring 1996. Image from: David Neiwert

Propaganda Aside, Keiko's Rescue Was NOT A Failure

Corporate marine parks love to claim that the effort to return Keiko, the star of 'Free Willy,' to the wild only resulted in his death. In reality, it gave him years more life.
Lolita And Freedom: Feds' Orca Decision Shifts The Tide

Lolita And Freedom: Feds' Orca Decision Shifts The Tide

It's a provocative question: If an aquarium or zoo possesses a member of an endangered population, should it be required to attempt to return it to the wild and that home population? A federal decision on the captive orca Lolita yesterday may have shifted the ground rules of that debate.