Animal slavery case being heard.
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|Tue, 02-07-2012 - 1:41pm|
Wow, this could really cause huge changes for places like Sea World!
SAN DIEGO -- A federal judge for the first time in U.S. history heard arguments Monday in a case that could determine whether animals enjoy the same constitutional protection against slavery as human beings.
U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Miller called the hearing in San Diego after Sea World asked the court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals that names five orcas as plaintiffs in the case.
PETA claims the 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.
While I'd hate to see Sea World shut down, this could be a huge victory for PETA and animal rights!