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  1. #1 SeaWorld sued over 'enslaved' killer whales 
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    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
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    I'm a South Park fan who didn't find their whole "Whales on the moon" episode to be very funny.



    Until now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bijou View Post
    I believe that killer whales now prefer to be called Orcan-Americans. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    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

    May the FORCE be with you!
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    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.
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    I read the judge threw out the case.
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    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.
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    I think gay whales should be allowed to marry!
    How is obama working out for you?
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    There you go, spouting off again.
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