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Monday
Feb132012

Judge Rejects PETA Claim That Whales Are 'Enslaved'

At least some semblance of sanity remains in the judiciary.

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), alleging that SeaWorld violates the rights of whales by enslaving them.

"The only reasonable interpretation of the 13th Amendment's plain language is that it applies to persons and not to non-persons such as orcas," Judge Jeffrey Miller wrote in his ruling.

"Both historic and contemporary sources reveal that the term 'slavery' and 'involuntary servitude' refer only to persons."

Previously, PETA compared the meat industry to the Holocaust.

Read more here.


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