As Our Rights As Americans Are Being Taken Away The Rights Of Whales Are Increasing

Breitbart.com¬†reported yesterday that a California court will decide if amusement park animals are protected by the same constitutional rights as humans. Good grief–haven’t they got more important issues to look at?

The article reports:

The issue arises from a lawsuit filed by rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in a San Diegocourt on behalf of five orcas named Tilikum, Katina, Corky, Kasatka and Ulises.

The whales perform water acrobatics at the SeaWorld amusement parks in San Diego and in Orlando, Florida.

¬†PETA argues that continuing the whales’ “employment” at SeaWorldviolates the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution, which prohibits slavery.

District Judge Jeffrey Miller heard arguments in the complaint Monday and reviewed the response from SeaWorld, which asked that the lawsuit be dismissed. His ruling is expected to come later.

Why are we taking up the Judge’s and the Court’s time with this nonsense?

The article further reports:

The complaint demands that the court “appoint a legal guardian to effectuate plaintiffs’ transfer from defendants’ facilities to a suitable habitat in accordance with each plaintiff’s individual needs and best interests.”

Why was this case not immediately thrown out of court?

 

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