FREE WILLY, really was FREE !
Keiko, the star of the Free Willy movie, surfs down a wave in the open ocean in Iceland Keiko spent months out in the open ocean.
This photograph was taken by Dr Ingrid Visser, one of the founders of the Free Morgan Foundation, who worked with Jeff Foster, the head trainer of Keiko, during Keiko's release. © Ingrid Visser
RELEASING CETACEANS (WHALES & DOLPHINS)
more information FOR MORGAN's RELEASE
Visser & Hardie July 2011 Morgan the orca can and should be rehabilitated
FMF September 2011 Detailed Step-by-Step plan for rehabilitation training for Morgan the orca
Examples of Rehabilitated and Released Cetaceans
Letter from Dr. John Ford regarding Morgan's release
Free Willy is a 1993 American film released by Warner Bros. under its Family Entertainment label. The film stars Jason James Richter as a young boy (called "Jesse") who befriends an orca, named "Willy". Willy is held in captivity in abysmal conditions in an entertainment park. In the movie, Willy goes free. In real life he remained in the tank he starred in, during the film. Children from around the world created an outcry and WIlly, who's real name was Keiko, was taken on a real journey to freedom and a life outside a concrete tank and the joy of not having to perform tricks for his meals.
Keiko (Free Willy) breaches in his sea pen along the coast of Iceland, not long after he was moved from his concrete tank. Photo © Ingrid Visser
KEIKO THE UNTOLD STORY
All too often Keiko's release from captivity is cited as a failed project and the reason that other captives should not be released and yet as this film so clearly demonstrates, Keiko thrived.
This is the story that the marine mammal captive industry does not want you to know.
Keiko the Untold Story is the first in-depth cinematic look at the life and legacy of the "Free Willy" Star. The filmmaker goes behind the scenes and allows the audience inside access to Keiko's epic journey, told by those responsible for his care throughout his journey from captivity to release in his home waters of the North Atlantic.
For every Keiko The Untold Story DVD sold from this site, the Free Morgan Foundation receives a portion of the proceeds in order to give financial assist help with Morgan's plight at the same time educating the public about the truth regarding Keiko's release.
Purchase the DVD and Soundtrack of "Keiko the Untold Story" and help Morgan!