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Dfo Duty Is To Save The Orcas
posted on January 9, 2013

Dfo Duty Is To Save The OrcasUPDATE January 10, 2013

This morning news reports state that the orcas are not there. Locals report
that wind shifted the ice and there is lots of open water. So hopefully they all escaped.

It has been reported that a plane is searching for the orcas.They did not the orcas.

Read CTV:
A group of killer whales that appeared to be freed from an icy prison in Hudson Bay after winds shifted overnight now face a 1,000-kilometre maze of deadly ice floes in order to reach the open Atlantic Ocean.
Read more:
Orcas Face Deadly Maze.

January 9, 2013

News Release

Re: DFO Duty is to Save the Orcas

Lifeforce, a Vancouver-based ecology organization, is urging people to write to Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans Minister Keith Ashfield in order to save the orcas trapped in Hudson Bay. Email him at Min@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

“There is still time to save the orcas so get the ice breakers in there,” stated Peter Hamilton, Lifeforce Founder, “It would be another disgrace for Canada if DFO fails to protect this orca family. It is DFO’s duty to save them. We must remind DFO that in 1988 there was a joint US and Russia successful rescue that freed two gray whales trapped in ice off Alaska. There is even a greater need to save these orcas because their loss could impact genetic diversity and threaten the survival of orca populations.”

Canada failed to protect marine mammals back in November 2008 when approximately 500 narwhals were inhumanely shot and killed. They were trapped in sea ice near Pond Inlet, Nunavut and DFO did not bring in an ice breaker to free them.

For further information:
Peter Hamilton at lifeforcesociety@hotmail.com