26 Oct '11, 4am

Peta accuses SeaWorld of enslaving killer whales

Peta accuses SeaWorld of enslaving killer whales

Killer whale Tilikum, right, watches as SeaWorld Orlando trainers take a break during a training session at the theme park's Shamu Stadium in Orlando. -- PHOTO: AP SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal court is being asked to grant constitutional rights to five killer whales who perform at marine parks - an unprecedented and perhaps quixotic legal action that is nonetheless likely to stoke an ongoing, intense debate at America's law schools over expansion of animal rights. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) is accusing the SeaWorld parks of keeping five star-performer whales in conditions that violate the constitutional ban on slavery. SeaWorld depicted the suit as baseless. The chances of the suit succeeding are slim, according to legal experts not involved in the case; any judge who hews to the original intent of the authors of the amendment is unlikely to find that...

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