How You Can Help Morgan
Many people who saw the 1993 Hollywood movie “Free Willy”, which portrayed an orca held in abysmal conditions in a theme park but who was rescued and released back to his family in the wild, were inspired to help whales and dolphins. Here on Morgan’s website we describe how you can help her, provide links to reputable sources of information so you can become educated and point you in the direction to help change the world for cetaceans.
We want to reach 1,000,000 signatures in support of freeing Morgan. The petition was presented at the Amsterdam Court on the 1 November 2012 (at that stage we had 120,263 signatures). We have now collected over 155,600 signatures and need your help to gather more. It is important to show that people care about the outcome of the ruling to be heard on the 13th Dec 2012, in Amsterdam.
The Free Morgan Foundation is a non-profit charity which relies on funding from generous supporters in order to pay for Morgan’s lawyer, court fees, as well as other costs. Any money donated will go directly into Morgan’s cause – we thank you in advance for any support you can offer her.
This flyer tells the reader a little about Morgan’s situation, suggests a few things that the reader can do and gives people the Free Morgan Foundation website, so they can go and read more.
Raise Funds for Morgan
Have a Cake Sale – bake orca themed cakes or cookies! Get Sponsored for a run, walk, or swim. Speak to people about Morgan – you could even dress up as an orca!
Send a letter explaining why you think that Morgan would better suit a life in the wild. You can send all of your questions and show your support for Morgan’s rehabilitation and release plan to a number of influential people. Please keep letters polite and respectful.
If you want to let the Dutch government know what you think about its actions toward Morgan, you should contact Hinderk “Henk” Bleker the State Secretary for the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation.
Loro Parque has a head of research, Javier Almunia
and you can ask him why Morgan is being kept with an adult male who is trying to mate with her. Also, you can ask why Morgan is not free and why they are stopping her, when her family has been found and there is a robust release plan in place.
Raise Awareness for Morgan
Not everyone knows who Morgan is or why she should be free. Tell people about Morgan and her cause either face-to-face or via social networking. There are great websites where you can also sign, create and share petitions in order to spread the word. The possibilities are endless!
Other links that may be of interest:
- Why Captivity Sucks & Morgan (Orca Research Trust)
- Orca Captivity
- Death at SeaWorld
- Save Lolita
- The Keiko Project
- Voice of the Orcas
- The Orca Project
- Orca Aware
- Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC)
- Dying to Entertain You (WDC Report)
- The Case Against Marine Mammals in Captivity (The Humane Society)
Order a copy of the movie to learn about and share the true story of the real (Free) Willy’s life before and after captivity.
For every Keiko The Untold Story DVD sold from this site, the Free Morgan Foundation receives a portion of the proceeds in order to give financial assist help with Morgan’s plight at the same time educating the public about the truth regarding Keiko’s release.
A pledge is a solemn promise or undertaking (to do or not do) something important. Click on the pledge photos to download and print and show people what you will pledge.
Build a Sand Morgan to Raise Awareness
This photo is of a sand-Morgan, in Tenerife, the town where Loro Parque is. Loro Parque is the ‘abusement’ park which keeps Morgan captive.
Leonard Boekee is an artist renowned for his remarkable life-like paintings of wildlife, including orca. He has been a long-standing supporter of the Free Morgan Foundation and offers a % of his profits from the sale of his orca pictures.
Here he has depicted Morgan back in Norway, within the majestic fjords and most touchingly, with members of her family. You can purchase this, or other magnificent artwork of orca here and help Morgan!