Whales At SeaWorld Denied Constitutional Rights
PETA sued to give killer whales 13th Amendment rights, but a judge threw it out.
Monday, U.S. District Judge Jeffery Miller heard the case. Miller was the first judge to ever hear arguments over animals’ constitutional rights.
Miller did not immediately dismiss the case — instead, he took it under submission Monday after about an hour of questioning.
“As ‘slavery’ and ‘involuntary servitude’ are uniquely human activities, as those terms have been historically and contemporaneously applied, there is simply no basis to construe the Thirteenth Amendment as applying to non-humans,” Miller stated in his ruling.Click here for reuse options!
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