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Bikers4Orcas: How a Gang of Bikers Plans to Rescue Whales from Captivity

David Kirby - TakePart
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August 25, 2013

Bikers 4 Orcas is a charity wanting to organize rides all over the world for orcas in captivity. (Bikers4Orcas)

Ask any motorcyclist what they love most about being a biker, and you often get a single-word answer - freedom. They cherish the ability to travel anywhere, at any time, over vast distances and with extraordinary agility. Sometimes they ride with great purpose, other times they ride for sheer joy.

Bikers, it turns out, are a lot like killer whales.
Now a new group, Bikers 4 Orcas, has arisen with the goal of returning captive whales back to their native waters. The notion of bikers as animal-rights activists may seem jarring, but it actually makes sense.
Bikers 4 Orcas was created a few weeks ago by Vincent Lensen, a 36-year-old father near Amsterdam, and some of his motorcyclist friends. But it's quickly growing, spreading among motorcycle groups in Europe and beyond. So far, more than 900 people have liked the Bikers 4 Orcas Facebook page.

"A breeze of wind on your skin, a wide world in front of you, and the ability to go wherever you want," the page states. "Bikers also experience this in a group, a club or a gathering, like a pack of wolves, or a pod of orcas."

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