PETA sues SeaWorld for slavery of whales

Posted Thursday, October 27, 2011 8:59 AM | Contributed by Jeff

An animal rights group has sued SeaWorld accusing the chain of aquatic theme parks of violating the rights of captive killer whales under the 13th Amendment of the Constitution, which abolished slavery.

Read more from Reuters.

Thursday, October 27, 2011 9:18 AM

Oh, for f***'s sake.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 9:31 AM

Slavery? That must make blacks feel really good.

Is PETA suing working farms for making horses pull plows? PETA does a great job of making themselves irrelevant. They must go to the Jesse Jackson School of Advocacy.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 11:23 AM

Somehow i doubt, this one will even get much time in court. The last i checked they were getting these animals was to protect them. Why don't they try and go after zoos who make animals perform in shows and the circus too? It almost seems that they want to go after the corporation on the national scale and one of its most recognizable animals to most people.

Are they going to ask the animals if they are being held captive against their will? Sometimes people will use the legal system for the most rediculous reasons.

Last edited by MagnunBarrel, Thursday, October 27, 2011 11:25 AM
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Thursday, October 27, 2011 11:31 AM

LOL, I didn't know whales were citizens that had constitutional rights.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 11:47 AM

Since when was I reading The Onion? Oh wait....

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 11:52 AM

If PETA wants whales to have the same rights as humans, then they should in turn be required to live by the same laws. Therefore, the Orca that killed the trainer at Sea World a few months ago (how long ago was that now?) should be broung up on homicide charges imediately.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 1:19 PM

I find it rather condescending that these humans claim they are speaking for animals. That's not equality. Let the whales file their own lawsuits.

My suggestion is that if PETA really wants to help nature, its entire membership should off itself. Less greenhouse gas emitted into the atmosphere, more room and more resources for species of all kinds not being sucked up by blowhards. Hell, we could even feed your carcasses to hungry animals in Africa and China. Come on PETA, take one for the team.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 1:25 PM

+1

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 1:48 PM

Do you guys root for the fisherman on Whale Wars too?

wahoo skipper said:
Is PETA suing working farms for making horses pull plows?

They are trying to end horse drawn carriages in cities...

MagnunBarrel said:
The last i checked they were getting these animals was to protect them.

Orcas are captured for your entertainment.

MagnunBarrel said:
Why don't they try and go after zoos who make animals perform in shows and the circus too?

What makes you think they don't?

MagnunBarrel said:
Are they going to ask the animals if they are being held captive against their will?

Do you think they would tell you they enjoy being caged against their will? Tilikum has killed three times, does that seem like a happy whale?

Last edited by eightdotthree, Thursday, October 27, 2011 1:48 PM
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Thursday, October 27, 2011 1:56 PM

eightdotthree said:
Tilikum has killed three times, does that seem like a happy whale?

Really?

The killer whale kills because he's unhappy?

Fill the oceans with Prozac!

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Thursday, October 27, 2011 1:59 PM
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Thursday, October 27, 2011 2:03 PM

Well, at least SeaWorld doesn't execute thousands of "slaves" every year.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 2:22 PM

Hmm...I own two cats and two fish. Apparently I'm a slave owner. Wish I knew this before, because they don't do $#*!. Time for me to start crackin' the whip.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 2:49 PM

^LOL Vater, my cats definitely think of me as their "servant" - inside and outside every time they demand service. Perhaps I should seek reparations?

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 2:49 PM

Lord Gonchar said:

The killer whale kills because he's unhappy?

Fill the oceans with Prozac!

Enough of the stuff already gets there as it is, unfortunately.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 7:44 PM

So if I am reading you correctly, eightdotthree, black Amercians (and other humans who are currently or who have in the past been subject to slavery) are equivalent to whales.

You know, there's an old psych study where they ask you to consider a scenario in which a stranger and your dog have both fallen into icy water (like on a frozen pond)...which one would you save?

Someone has watched way too much Disney.

You also apparently feel the deaths at the hands of Killer whales are some sort of vigilante justice on part of the beasts.


You remind me of this guy.

Last edited by OhioStater, Thursday, October 27, 2011 7:46 PM
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Thursday, October 27, 2011 7:51 PM

Animals are property not persons. Next case.

Maybe we should have Spock swim with the orcas so he can tell us how they feel about being at Sea World.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 8:09 PM

And find out which ones are pregnant.

So long and thanks for all of the fish.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 8:23 PM

I love this forum sometimes.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 9:22 PM

If my dog fell into icy water, I'd sure as hell rescue him/her first. Dogs know unconditional love. Most people are assholes.

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