28 Oct '11, 11am

WATCH: Stephen Colbert Tackles PETA’s Lawsuit Against @SeaWorld @StephenAtHome @peta

WATCH: Stephen Colbert Tackles PETA’s Lawsuit Against @SeaWorld @StephenAtHome @peta

Earlier this week we told you that PETA is suing SeaWorld for enslaving the five orcas who live and perform at the marine park. PETA argues that the 13th amendment which prohibits slavery and involuntary servitude doesn’t say that the victims of oppression have to be human. Well, we can all rest easy now because Stephen Colbert is on the case. And as he noted in his piece, he loves all animals including “beef, pork, poultry, even fish.” (Oh, Colbert.) The host, in faux opposition to PETA’s argument that orcas are slaves, asks the audience, “Really? How many slaves got to hang out all day at a water park?” The legal correspondent for ‘The Colbert Report’ doesn’t think any judge will name a non-human animal as a person deserving of rights. While the orcas were caught in the wild, brought to the park and forced to perform (sounds like slavery to me), he believes that PETA wil...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/10/28/watch-stephen-colbert-...

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