In a small picturesque town in Holland, there's a greatly-loved and respected aquarium, the Dolfinarium Harderwijk.
This dolphinarium opened in 1965 with the purpose of (quote): "Making the Dutch population show respect for these most special and mythical sea mammals." ~ Owner, Frits den Herder.
In 1968, Harderwijk purchased a wild caught Canadian orca. His journey wasn't a good one, taking up to sixty hours to reach his new watery prison. He was captured in July and reached Holland in August.
The aquarium had many visitors in to see this amazing creature they named 'Tula', but within two months he was dead.
The dolphinarium continued to be a great success, and throughout the seventies it expanded its collection of animals and built more enclosures.
In 1976, SeaWorld U.S.A. had decimated wild populations of orcas in Penn Cove, Washington. After the bodies of four orcas washed up on the beach, slit open and weighed down with chains, SeaWorld reluctantly agreed to stop capturing whales in Washington's waters and were given a life-time ban, preventing them from ever carrying out such captures again.