Free Kshamenk: September 21, 2010

I sent this letter in 2010. I got no reply. There have been many petitions. This is still his life.

Kshamenk

Please forgive the Google Spanish.
Kshamenk was taken from the wild in 1992, in a forced stranding.

Free Kshamenk

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

(address)

Sra Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Presidenta de la Nación

Dirección de Documentación Presidencial,

Balcarce 24 – Cdad. Aut. de Buenos Aires (C.P. 1064)
Embajada de la República Argentina en Canadá
Ambassador Arturo G. Bothamley
700-81 Metcalfe Street Ottawa, ON K1P 6K7

Dear President Kirchner and Ambassador Bothamley,

I am hereby urging you to support the extraordinary effort to rescue the lone orca Kshamenk who was captured by Mundo Marino more than ten years ago. Capture and confinement is extremely stressful for orcas, who are highly intelligent, and Kshamenk is showing clear signs of depression and frustration due to years of isolation in a small tank.

It is time for Kshamenk to go home. This particular orca is a very good candidate to be released back into his natural home range, following appropriate and proven rehabilitation protocols.

Working together with international marine mammal experts, scientists, veterinarians, and animal welfare and environmental organizations, Wild Earth Foundation (WEF- Argentina) and Free Willy Foundation (USA) are prepared to take full responsibility for the relocation, rehabilitation, and release of Kshamenk.

By intervening in this case you would be sending a very powerful, positive message to the rest of the world about Argentina’s respect for nature.

Sincerely,
Diane McNally

Estimado Presidente Kirchner:

Me dirijo a Usted para urgirlo a apoyar el extraordinario esfuerzo para rescatar a la orca Kshamenk que fue capturada por Mundo Marino más de diez años atrás. La captura y cautiverio es extremadamente estresante para las orcas y Kshamenk ya está mostrando claros signos de depresión y frustración debido a años de aislamiento en una pequeña pileta.

Para Kshamenk, es tiempo de volver a casa. Esta orca es particularmente un buen candidato para ser reinsertado en el medio natural.

Trabajando junto a un equipo internacional de expertos en mamíferos marinos, científicos, veterinarios y organizaciones ambientalistas, la Fundación Tierra Salvaje (WEF-Argentina) y la Free Willy Foundation (USA) están preparadas para asumir la plena responsabilidad de reubicar, rehabilitar y liberar a Kshamenk.

Interviniendo en este caso, usted estará enviando un mensaje poderoso y positivo al resto del mundo sobre el respeto de Argentina por sus recursos naturales.

Atentamente,
Diane McNally

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