I make these orca - would you like one?
'Orca Originals' is a small enterprise that makes handcrafted made to order orca characters.
I love orca and support a number of causes fighting to end the captivity of
these incredible animals.
Up to 50% of the profits made from all
my designs is donated to these
Wild orca (also known as killer whales) live in small family units called pods. They remain living together for their whole lives. They often travel up to 100 miles a day, are constantly on the move and spend their time foraging, playing and socialising.
They are highly intelligent, emotional and social creatures and have a life expectancy similar to humans.
Captivity is no place for orca to live their lives. They are split up from their families and forced to live in unnatural groups or isolation, in totally inadequate environments, unable to perform the most basic of natural behaviours such as swimming in a straight line, diving deep and foraging.
These conditions cause immeasurable mental and physical problems that lead to ill health and shortened lifespans.
Photo of Blackberry (J-27) with his little brother Maku (J-39) © James Mead Maya