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bijou
02-07-2012, 01:58 PM
Five killer whales have been named as plaintiffs in a lawsuit which argues they deserve the same constitutional protection from slavery as humans.

A US judge is considering a complaint by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (Peta) against SeaWorld.

It is reportedly the first time a US court has heard legal arguments over whether animals should enjoy the same constitutional protections as humans.

SeaWorld's legal team said the case was a waste of time and resources.

The marine park's lawyer, Theodore Shaw, told the court in San Diego: "Neither orcas nor any other animal were included in the 'We the people'... when the Constitution was adopted."

He said that if the case were successful, it could have implications not just on how other marine parks or zoos operate, but even on the police use of sniffer dogs to detect bombs and drugs. ...Insert your lawyer/shark jokes here (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16920866)

noonwitch
02-07-2012, 03:23 PM
I'm a South Park fan who didn't find their whole "Whales on the moon" episode to be very funny.



Until now.

Odysseus
02-08-2012, 12:21 PM
Insert your lawyer/shark jokes here (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16920866)

I believe that killer whales now prefer to be called Orcan-Americans. :D

SarasotaRepub
02-09-2012, 12:17 AM
I'm a South Park fan who didn't find their whole "Whales on the moon" episode to be very funny.



Until now.

That was the 1st thing I thought of...:D

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kyeo2ebVHF1qznirvo1_400.jpg

SaintLouieWoman
02-09-2012, 01:05 AM
The PETA people are PITA's. They were talking about freeing the elephants, too. One of them said something to me about it while I was working at the zoo. I asked them if we should let the elies loose on Interstate 64. I can't say in polite society what I think about them. :rolleyes:

NJCardFan
02-09-2012, 09:21 AM
I'm a South Park fan who didn't find their whole "Whales on the moon" episode to be very funny.



Until now.

You might find their episode Whale Whores even less.

Bailey
02-09-2012, 10:16 AM
I read the judge threw out the case.

Articulate_Ape
02-09-2012, 08:29 PM
The only thing Sea World should be sued for is being an over-priced hellhole of a theme park. You will see more fish and sea life by visiting a pet shop and going to Red Lobster. Don't even get me started on Sea World.

Rockntractor
02-09-2012, 08:32 PM
I think gay whales should be allowed to marry!:confused:

Articulate_Ape
02-09-2012, 10:00 PM
There you go, spouting off again.

Odysseus
02-10-2012, 10:40 AM
There you go, spouting off again.

Is that a polite way of telling him to blow it out his hole? :D

Articulate_Ape
02-10-2012, 06:16 PM
Yeah, but me being polite was just a fluke. :D

Apache
02-10-2012, 06:26 PM
Yeah, but me being polite was just a fluke. :D

That came Right out of the Blue...:p








Dear Lord, forgive me...:o

Bailey
02-10-2012, 06:29 PM
Please stop these jokes i have a haddock. :D

fettpett
02-10-2012, 06:32 PM
Please stop these jokes i have a haddock. :D

Oh Cod....:rolleyes: :D

Apache
02-10-2012, 06:38 PM
Oh Cod....:rolleyes: :D

That seals it....:eek:

Zathras
02-10-2012, 07:24 PM
That seals it....:eek:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l1GvDWtccI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tTHn2tHhcI

JB
02-11-2012, 12:37 AM
That was the 1st thing I thought of...Willzyx.

And seriously, you guys should all take at least a 3 day ban for that terrible, terrible humor. :smilie_wall:

Articulate_Ape
02-11-2012, 03:41 PM
Willzyx.

And seriously, you guys should all take at least a 3 day ban for that terrible, terrible humor. :smilie_wall:

Oh, quit your carping.

Odysseus
02-11-2012, 03:44 PM
Oh, quit your carping.

He's just being crabby.

Articulate_Ape
02-11-2012, 03:47 PM
Well he should just clam up then.

Odysseus
02-11-2012, 04:54 PM
Well he should just clam up then.

He's just musselling in on the action. Don't be so shellfish. :D

fettpett
02-11-2012, 05:32 PM
He's just musselling in on the action. Don't be so shellfish. :D

he's just trying to have a whale of a time :D

Articulate_Ape
02-11-2012, 06:07 PM
At least he seems to have gone a ray.

fettpett
02-11-2012, 06:11 PM
At least he seems to have gone a ray.

now you're just floundering

Articulate_Ape
02-11-2012, 06:13 PM
Perhaps, but, unlike JB, I don't feel I octopus people around in this thread.

Apache
02-11-2012, 09:00 PM
Perhaps, but, unlike JB, I don't feel I octopus people around in this thread.

I think these puns are making me eel....:rolleyes:

Articulate_Ape
02-11-2012, 09:12 PM
You just have no sole. :p

Rockntractor
02-11-2012, 09:14 PM
On a scale of 1-10 I give these puns a 5.

Articulate_Ape
02-11-2012, 09:15 PM
Go fish.

JB
02-11-2012, 11:31 PM
I banged my head against the wall too often. I need to go see a sturgeon.

Was sturgeon used yet? I didn't care to read them all.

nightflight
02-12-2012, 12:01 AM
PETA's rep is all over this.


http://i2.listal.com/image/1257340/600full-ace-ventura%3A-when-nature-calls-screenshot.jpg

Retread
02-12-2012, 12:13 AM
Oh hush your carppin'

Apache
02-12-2012, 01:02 AM
Are we on a roe, or what?







+1:D

Apache
02-12-2012, 01:04 AM
You just have no sole. :p

Yer ribbin' me for the halibut :(:p

Rockntractor
02-12-2012, 01:06 AM
Yer ribbin' me for the halibut :(:p

He is always dancing to a different tuna.

Odysseus
02-12-2012, 01:08 PM
Are we on a roe, or what?

+1:D

Don't wade into that.

Articulate_Ape
02-12-2012, 05:36 PM
I hope SLW doesn't see what's happening here. It would Flipper out.

Apache
02-12-2012, 05:52 PM
I hope SLW doesn't see what's happening here. It would Flipper out.That otter be fun to sea....

bijou
02-12-2012, 06:37 PM
Never mind JB, salmon will come up with a good sturgeon pun soon.

Apache
02-12-2012, 06:59 PM
Never mind JB, salmon will come up with a good sturgeon pun soon.

He did pull that one out of his bass :eek:

JB
02-12-2012, 08:19 PM
This entire grouper of people has sealed my exit from this thread.

Rockntractor
02-12-2012, 09:02 PM
This entire grouper of people has sealed my exit from this thread.

We have waited with baited breath for this!

fettpett
02-12-2012, 09:17 PM
This entire grouper of people has sealed my exit from this thread.

don't get too weighed down with the flipper responses

Apache
02-12-2012, 10:01 PM
This entire grouper of people has sealed my exit from this thread.

So you're gonna hop off your perch and trout away?

I think he's just trying to prawn off his problems on us :rolleyes:


:p

Rockntractor
02-12-2012, 10:06 PM
You people mako me sick, now I don't eal good.:(

Apache
02-12-2012, 10:21 PM
You people mako me sick, now I don't eal good.:(

Silence! I KRILL YOU.... :rotfl:

Odysseus
02-13-2012, 01:26 AM
Silence! I KRILL YOU.... :rotfl:

I should have smelt that coming. There's a lot of love in this thread, and like Dean Martin sang, when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's a moray.

Apache
02-13-2012, 02:47 AM
I should have smelt that coming. There's a lot of love in this thread, and like Dean Martin sang, when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's a moray.

You do know Dean Martin had lobster connections....RIGHT:confused:

Odysseus
02-13-2012, 12:41 PM
You do know Dean Martin had lobster connections....RIGHT:confused:

You don't want to talk about that unless you want to sleep with the fishes.

Articulate_Ape
02-13-2012, 03:14 PM
You grouper starting to get silly now.

fettpett
02-13-2012, 05:04 PM
You grouper starting to get silly now.

we're just clown fishing around :D

bijou
02-13-2012, 06:13 PM
we're just clown fishing around :D

That's a good line, looks like your net finished yet.

Zathras
02-13-2012, 06:16 PM
That's a good line, looks like your net finished yet.

He's just trolling for attention. Don't take the bait.

Apache
02-13-2012, 06:43 PM
we're just clown fishing around :D

Don't make anemones around here, you may need someone to watch your back :eek:

JB
02-13-2012, 07:56 PM
You grouper starting to get silly now.I already used that one you dumb pollock.

Articulate_Ape
02-13-2012, 08:09 PM
Don't make anemones around here, you may need someone to watch your back :eek:

You seem like the one urchin for a fight around here, mister amn.

Articulate_Ape
02-13-2012, 08:14 PM
I already used that one you dumb pollock.

Keep your cichlid on there, buddy.

Apache
02-13-2012, 08:16 PM
You seem like the one urchin for a fight around here, mister amn.

I've haddock with these accusations......

Articulate_Ape
02-13-2012, 08:20 PM
That's it, just keep piranha same ones over and over again.

Apache
02-13-2012, 09:17 PM
That's it, just keep piranha same ones over and over again.

What? ya gonna throw me in a dungeness....:confused:

Articulate_Ape
02-13-2012, 09:19 PM
SLLLLLLLaaaaaarrrrrggggg!

Apache
02-13-2012, 10:23 PM
SLLLLLLLaaaaaarrrrrggggg!

Thar she blows, chimpanzee off the port bow!!!! :D

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRSxKe2zwmfqJNbiT2ZfngxL7ht0MSMt FtGl--584hUo3wGyDk3ow

Zathras
02-14-2012, 12:37 AM
What? ya gonna throw me in a dungeness....:confused:

No you crabby git. We're going to throw you in a pot of boiling water and serve you with melted butteer.

Rockntractor
02-14-2012, 12:51 AM
This is getting harder and harder to read, perhaps I need a new barnacle.
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/pigs.jpg

Apache
02-14-2012, 01:52 AM
This is getting harder and harder to read, perhaps I need a new barnacle.
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/pigs.jpg

maybe if you turned on a lamprey you could sea better :confused:

Rockntractor
02-14-2012, 02:15 AM
Fish smoking sea weed.
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/27553_109008005801846_6886_n.jpg

Odysseus
02-14-2012, 10:32 AM
No you crabby git. We're going to throw you in a pot of boiling water and serve you with melted butteer.
Crabby's been done. The feeding frenzy is turning inward.

maybe if you turned on a lamprey you could sea better :confused:

Not if he hasn't paid his electric (b)eel.