Federal judge considers dismissing PETA's "slavery" suit against SeaWorld

Posted Wednesday, February 8, 2012 9:09 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A federal judge appeared dubious Monday about a lawsuit filed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals that seeks the release of orcas from SeaWorld on anti-slavery grounds. The judge told PETA's attorney that he cannot find a legal precedent for allowing a lawsuit to be filed on behalf of the orcas under the 13th Amendment. The orcas, he noted, are animals, not people.

Read more from The LA Times.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 9:13 AM

And farmers everywhere breathe a sigh of relief. Animal slaves? PETA is really making a mockery of themselves these days.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 9:18 AM
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I find it outright offensive to compare it to the reason the amendment was passed in the first place. It trivializes a dark part of our history and the century of civil rights struggle since that time.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 10:09 AM

I was going to avoid that part of the discussion all together. But, I totally agree with you. I know some people who would not want to be compared with an orca.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 10:30 AM

The answer is found in the name of their own organization: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Animals are not people. Next case.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 1:02 PM

Why do these lawsuits even make it into a courtroom?

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Friday, February 10, 2012 3:50 PM

And the stories of real slavery and human trafficking going on around the world get buried further under crap like this.

Here's a suggestion-- why doesn't somebody open PETA-world? People could pay to watch those ass clowns do tricks in a pool. Out of respect for their cause, they'll be rewarded with alfalfa sprouts instead of a fish. Oh wait, don't vegetables feel pain too when they're yanked and cut?

Friday, February 10, 2012 5:27 PM

Spoken like a true fruitarian...

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Friday, February 10, 2012 7:00 PM
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How much time do you spend yanking your veggies?

Friday, February 10, 2012 8:13 PM

That's kind of a personal question, don't you think? ;)

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