26 Oct '11, 3pm

Does @Seaworld violate the 13th Amendment for enslaving orcas? @Peta and Ric O'Barry say yes.

Does @Seaworld violate the 13th Amendment for enslaving orcas? @Peta and Ric O'Barry say yes.

Yesterday, PETA announced that they are officially taking on SeaWorld. The animals right organization and others have teamed up to sue SeaWorld for violating the constitutional rights of orcas. According to PETA , joining them are marine mammal trainer turned activist Ric O’Barry of The Cove , world-renowned marine biologist Dr. Ingrid Visser , founder of Orca Network Howard Garrett , and two former SeaWorld trainers (yup, you read that right!) Samantha Berg and Carol Ray . PETA says that the suit is based on the plain text of the 13th Amendment of the Constitution, “which prohibits the condition of slavery without reference to ‘person’ or any particular class of victim.” This is the first time a lawsuit has sought to apply the amendment to nonhumans, and names five orcas as the plaintiffs: Tilikum and Katina (at SeaWorld Orlando) and Kasatka, Corky, and Ulises (at SeaWorl...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/10/26/peta-ric-obarry-and-ot...

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straitstimes.com 26 Oct '11, 4am

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