#1 SeaWorld sued over 'enslaved' killer whales02-07-2012, 01:58 PMFive 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. ...
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.
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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.
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02-09-2012, 10:16 AM
I read the judge threw out the case.
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."The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
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