PETA Sues SeaWorld Claiming Whales Civil Rights Violated (Updated)

by lewwaters

UPDATE: Judge Tosses Whale Civil Rights Case I still have to wonder why he even heard it

Just when I think the left can’t appear any more insane than they ordinarily are, sure as rain one of their groups step up and show me just insane the left can really be. As if we didn’t see enough leftwing insanity when Portland, Oregon city commissioner Dan Salzman declared “Trees have rights” or some dingbat female in Seattle, Washington decided she was having a “Gay Wedding” to a female building, we now see PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) suing SeaWorld in San Diego, California claiming, “animals enjoy the same constitutional protection against slavery as human beings.”

Judge in San Diego hears both sides in killer whale slavery case

PETA’s attorney, and yes, some slip & fall ambulance chasing lawyer actually took the case argued before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Miller, “captured killer whales are treated like slaves for being forced to live in tanks and perform daily at its parks in San Diego and Orlando, Fla.”

Miller listened to both sides argue their case Monday Feb 6, 2012 for about an hour before announcing he would render a decision at a later date.

PETA’s attorney Jeffrey Kerr, claiming to be representing five Orcas labeled the case, “the next frontier of civil rights,” adding, “This is an historic day. For the first time in our nation’s history, a federal court heard arguments as to whether living, breathing, feeling beings have rights and can be enslaved simply because they happen to not have been born human. By any definition these orcas have been enslaved here.”

Sea World’s attorney Theodore Shaw understandably countered, labeling the lawsuit a “waste of the court’s time and resources,” adding, “it defies common sense and goes against 125 years of case law applied to the Constitution’s 13th amendment that prohibits slavery between humans.”

Shaw also mentioned, “Neither orcas nor any other animal were included in the ‘We the people’ … when the Constitution was adopted.”

In expressing doubts that courts can allow animals to be plaintiffs in court proceedings, Judge Miller also expressed concern over just how far reaching such a decision could be, as he pointed out the Military’s use of Dolphins and Police use of dogs.

Not mentioned in just how far such a decision could reach should the Judge decide on PETA’s behalf or how would it not also have to apply to household pets, service animals like seeing-eye dogs for the blind, zoos, farms anywhere animals are.

How could those civil rights not also apply to the seals Orcas eat? If a liberated Orca was caught killing and eating a seal, would the Orca be arrested and drug back to court for violating the seals civil rights or murder?

While I am confident PETA would be well pleased if eating meat was outlawed, they don’t seem concerned that the handicapped could be left stranded or that domesticated pets released into the wild would not be able to fend for themselves and would be easy pickings for wild animals seeking food.

As is usually seen in such ridiculous moves to further degrade our country, PETA relates the issue to race by claiming, “Brushing animals off as property is the same argument that was used against African-Americans and women before their constitutional rights were protected.”

Is there an issue the left doesn’t play the race card?

Or does PETA not realize the civil rights movement in the 1960’s was for humans?

A common retort in the homosexual marriage argument, whenever we mention a slippery slope that could lead to people being permitted to marry animals is that the animal cannot state they are agreeable to the marriage.

So I am left wondering how five Orcas could have agreed to being retained by PETA in this lawsuit.

Just how far will this insanity go? Is it any wonder so much of the rest of the world believes America is going absolutely insane?

11 Comments to “PETA Sues SeaWorld Claiming Whales Civil Rights Violated (Updated)”

  1. Of course, there is always the story of Keiko the whale that the animal rights wackos forced out of his aquarium in Newport and exiled him to die out in the ocean all by his lonesome.

    Maybe the bastards ought to be prosecuted for “animal cruelty” for what they did to Keiko.

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  2. Makes one wonder just how many millions of $$ were wasted on Keiko, just have him beach himself and die.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keiko_%28orca%29

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  3. Most likely, proceeds from the “Free Willy” movies paid for his care and release…and the pockets of the producer, the director and the handlers.

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  4. I would imagine so too, Goldie, except for the over $1 Million damage to the Air Force C-17 that was damaged severely upon landing.

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  5. Who’s the dingbat Judge who even heard this? Too bad Judge Roy Bean isn’t still around. He could have pulled out his Colt 45 and plugged those jerks for wasting the Court’s time.

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  6. Lew, maybe you could refresh my mind regarding the damage. Was it caused by the weight of the whale and the apparatus utilized to keep Keiko from undergoing stress or was it mechanical failure? I’d find that highly unlikely considering what they transport in these jets. I guess the reason why I ask for clarification regarding the damage caused while landing is that if it were mechanical failure, who’s to say it wouldn’t have had issues on another mission???

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  7. It wasn’t said what caused the damage, just that it suffered over a million dollars damage to the landing gear when it landed delivering the whale back east.

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  8. Advocates for this kind of nonsense never consider the real-world consequences of their actions. High-minded theory is all that matters, the facts be damned. Anyone ever figured out the real cost per pound of the native-caught smoked salmon you can pick up at Made in Oregon? By the time you count all the fish-ladders, blown-up dams, Army Corps of Engineers relocations of Pacific Tern, and BPAs inabiity to dump excess water, you’re probably looking at $1000 / lb !!

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  9. Yes, Tom. I do wonder about the BPA, the dams and the utter waste I see going with all the wrangling that goes along with it. When are people going to stop being idiots and pull out their common sense?

    Or am I going to have to deal with many more years of B$ from people that are just wanting to run around being dumb and wasting court time, political theater instead of fixing the problems that are there AND being so dumb headed, political, I’m right, your wrong, I’ll sue you in court. How many years is this going to continue with the columbia river?

    Honestly, I’m sick of IT!

    And now its being attempted by well contented whales in theme parks that probably could NEVER make it out in wild now that they have been so long domesticated in the pools they live in?

    And the Keiko fiasco is just one example of this!

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  10. yea … just wait till they start suing states for not saving beached whales on time …

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  11. The five orcas dragged into this crazy cuckoo lawsuit against their will would gladly eat peta’s lawyers for breakfast!
    People Eating Tasty Animals: Useless bimbos for animals since 1980

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