I remember the music, the mystery and excitement and then the surface of the water broke and I was forever changed for the better. God I hope you can love something so strongly one day. Every picture and video delights you, their graceful movements bring you to tears. You would do anything to help them thrive because Jfc they deserve it. I feel so blessed to love them.
‘I think people have a slight misunderstanding about what happened with Keiko. Keiko was never released into the wild. He was never taken out to, you know, an orca pod or a remote distance from where he had been held in the bay and left. THAT’S released into the wild. That’s 'goodbye Keiko, have a nice life’’
Keiko: the Untold Story
…and that’s not what people are campaigning for this time either. Out of the tanks does not mean abandoned to the sea
Keiko, the orca who starred in Free Willy was released in the wild in July of 2002 after being in captivity for 23 years. A few weeks after his release, he showed up at a Norwegian fjord in hopes of seeking human contact and would even give children rides on his back.