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.

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