“The footage speaks for itself,” Oxana Fedorova, founder of Save Dolphins, a Russian organization that helps marine animals, told The Dodo. “It is the ‘whale prison,’ but these belugas and orcas didn’t commit any crime.”
“It was absolutely heartbreaking to see these poor babies confined in such small enclosures, swimming in circles,” Fedorova added. “I can’t stop thinking about what they are going through.”
While the video clearly shows the distinctive white bodies of the belugas, the orcas aren’t visible — it’s believed they’re being kept in one of the covered sea pens.