Morgan’s Plight Continues
I’ve just been to visit Morgan and was saddened to see that her life hasn’t improved. Despite us alerting Loro Parque to the issues that we had noted and presented in our evidence to Court on the 1st of November 2012, nothing appears to have changed for Morgan.
I observed her chewing on concrete and her teeth with blue paint on them. She was also still bashing her head against the concrete. She has some sort of a wound above her right eye – the source of which is unclear – but it may be a secondary infection from a rake mark, a growth of some sort or a raw wound from bashing her face on the concrete. The damaged tissue on her lower jaw (termed hypertrophic tissue) is still enlarged and I photographed an open wound on the tip of it.
Additionally, Keto, the adult male is continually shadowing Morgan and harassing her. It is clear that Loro Parque is pushing hard for him to impregnate her. With the verdict for Morgan’s court case to be read tomorrow, we can only hope that Morgan will be given the legal right to be taken out of the ‘abusement park’ Loro Parque.
– Dr Ingrid N. Visser
Wound over Morgan’s eye, from an unknown cause. This image was taken on the 10th of Dec 2012. Photo © Dr Ingrid N. Visser
The tissue damage on the end of Morgan’s jaw has not improved. This image also shows her left lower teeth with the tips worn off and blue paint visible along some of their edges. Photo taken 10th December 2012 by Dr. Ingrid Visser.
Loro Parque claim that Morgan is only 4 years old, yet they keep her with a sexually active male, Keto, who harasses her. Photo taken on the 9th December 2012 by Dr. Ingrid Visser.
Morgan is continually shadowed and harassed by Keto, the adult male. Photo taken on the 10th December 2012 by Dr. Ingrid Visser.
Morgan, on the left is dwarfed in size by the adult male Keto, who is the father of the two calves born at Loro Parque. Photo taken on the 11th December 2012 by Dr. Ingrid Visser.