Seaside police investigating a complaint about the attack on the zoodefender

© AFP 2018 / Marcel MochetКосатки. Archival photoSeaside police investigating a complaint about the attack on the zoodefender© 2018 AFP / Marcel Mochet

Seaside animal rights activist Nina Zyryanova called the police due to the fact that the unknown prevented her to take a picture of the Middle Bay, which contains endangered orcas and belugas, taking a memory card with photos, told RIA Novosti the representative of the Department of internal Affairs of Russia in Nakhodka.

According to the interlocutor of the Agency, the call Zyryanov left the officer who dealt with the situation on the ground. «Yes, the policeman went to the scene, understands», he said.

In turn, Zyryanova, told RIA Novosti that she came to the Bay Average, to look at the conditions where animals are kept. According to her, she went over the perimeter fencing and managed to take the waters. After that, the unknown approached her and said that this is a restricted area, so she can’t shoot here.

Threats to call the police Zyryanov did not object, but, in her words, instead the police arrived, the SUV that had blocked her car. Emerged from the SUV the man, as claimed by animal rights activist, not given, and tried to find out on what basis Zyryanova relieves the territory.

After that, as noted Zyryanova, unknown stole her camera, pulled the memory card with photos and fled, and she called the police. «I called the police, I took the call, very quickly came,» she said.

Commercial harvesting of whales has been prohibited since 1982, the moratorium of the International whaling Commission. Their trapping in Russia for example solely for training and educational purposes. Thus far Eastern flesh-eating population of killer whales in 2018, listed in the red book of Kamchatka Krai. Earlier, Greenpeace Russia, RIA Novosti reported that illegal sale in China 13 endangered orcas prepares in Russia, over the last five years there were already taken out 15 of these marine mammals. In RPN issuing permits for the export abroad of rare animals, said that studying the problem together with the FSB Border service.

In Vladivostok the environmental Prosecutor’s office had previously announced that it has begun testing and upkeep in the Bay Average in Primorye, endangered killer whales and belugas. According to prosecutors, there in cages and there are 11 of killer whales and dozens of Beluga whales.