"PETA to SeaWorld: Let My People Go," by Alpha Unit

Don’t believe for a minute that slavery isn’t an ongoing scourge in America. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California on behalf of five slaves being held in California and Florida.
The slaves in San Diego are Corky, Kasatka, and Ulises. The slaves in Orlando are Tilikum and Katina. All five are members of Orcinus orca, the largest species of the dolphin family – also known as killer whales.
PETA says that all five are being held at SeaWorld parks in violation of the 13th Amendment, which prohibits involuntary servitude and abolished slavery. According to PETA general counsel Jeffrey Kerr:

Slavery is slavery, and it does not depend on the species of the slave any more than it depends on gender, race, or religion.

The lawsuit maintains that the orcas were taken from their families and denied their natural environment. The males have their sperm collected, while the females are artificially inseminated and forced to bear young, which are sometimes shipped away. In addition:

Deprived of the opportunity to make conscious choices and to practice their cultural vocal, social, and foraging traditions, they are compelled to perform meaningless tricks for a reward of dead fish.

Animal law experts say that the court must first agree that PETA has the ability and right to represent the whales. Then PETA would have to persuade the court that the 13th Amendment applies to whales.

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0 thoughts on “"PETA to SeaWorld: Let My People Go," by Alpha Unit”

    1. I think that anyone who keeps whales in a big swimming pool their whole lives and makes them do stupid pet tricks so they can charge $95 a ticket should be fed to the whales.

  1. If this goes any further, it could fundamentally break apart the liberal coalition between economically-motivated minorities and SWPL conscienceness-raising activists. Nothing is more important to the former than the legacy of slavery as the primary fact of American history that set up, in their view, current demographically-correlated socio-economic disparities. SWPL limousine-type liberals want Americans to think of how much their privileged lifestyle creates a debt and obligation to everyone else.
    To claim that the 13th Amendment applies to non-humans, flies directly in the face of the principle that slavery was a “great crime” precisely because it treated a group of people as sub-human.

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