French Riviera’s Marineland accused of ‘mistreating orcas’

French Riviera’s Marineland accused of ‘mistreating orcas’

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French Riviera's Marineland accused of 'mistreating orcas'

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French Riviera’s Marineland accused of ‘mistreating orcas’

AFP · 29 Mar 2016, 08:21

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The Antibes Marineland reopened a week ago after suffering severe damage in deadly storms that struck the Cote d’Azur, on France’s Mediterranean coast, in October.

Many animals and fish at the park were killed in the storm, including Valentin, a 19-year-old orca whale which succumbed to internal injuries a week later.

The park was deluged with mud, killing sharks, sea lions and turtles because it was left without electricity to pump in clean water. ….

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