Sea World Sued For Slavery
Animal rights organization Sues Sea World for slavery on behalf of Whales
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Has sued on behalf of five of Sea Worlds Whales stating they are bieng held against their will, The five whales Tilikum, Katina, Kasatka, Corky, and Ulises. The five whales are listed in the lawsuit as plantifs.
"All five of these orcas were violently seized from the ocean and taken from their families as babies. They are denied freedom and everything else that is natural and important to them while kept in small concrete tanks and reduced to performing stupid tricks," says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. "The 13th Amendment prohibits slavery, and these orcas are, by definition, slaves."
On the official PETA Blog it continues to state Orcas are intelligent animals who, in the wild, work cooperatively, form complex relationships, communicate using distinct dialects, and swim up to 100 miles every day. At Sea World they are forced to swim in circles in small, barren concrete tanks. 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.
The lawsuit a first of its kind states that the whales are held against their will in violation of 13th Amendment of the US Constitution.