PETA’s Enslavement Claim Against SeaWorld Goes To Court

This cannot be a real lawsuit…I really want to refuse to believe that this is true but I can’t. This literally made me LAUGH OUT LOUD!

Attorneys for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals(PETA) are scheduled to argue in federal court Monday against SeaWorld San Diego on behalf of some of the theme park’s killer whales.

PETA filed a lawsuit against SeaWorld last October, demanding that five orcas be released immediately on grounds that the 13th Amendment banning slavery should apply to animals. {Did they just compare the whales to slaves? Faints!}

“All five of these orcas were violently seized from the ocean and taken from their families as babies,” said PETA President Ingrid Newkirk upon filing the suit. “They are denied freedom and everything else that is natural and important to them while kept in small concrete tanks and reduced to performing stupid tricks. The 13th Amendment prohibits slavery, and these orcas are, by definition, slaves.”

SeaWorld executives have called the suit a “baseless” publicity stunt offensive to those the amendment was written to protect.

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Posted on February 7, 2012, in Comedy and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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