Whale Of A Tale

From Godfather Politics comes news of more inspired liberal insanity:

Court to Decide if Whales are People

[…] A bit of news from a California federal court will cause you to shout along with Charlton Heston that “It’s a madhouse! A madhouse!”

The court is going “to decide for the first time in US history whether amusement park animals are protected by the same constitutional rights as humans.”

The issue is the result of a lawsuit that PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) filed in a “San Diego court on behalf of five orcas named Tilikum, Katina, Corky, Kasatka and Ulises. . . . PETA argues that continuing the whales’ ‘employment’ at SeaWorld violates the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution, which prohibits slavery.

Jeffrey Kerr, the attorney representing the five whales, said:

“For the first time in our nation’s history, a federal court heard arguments as to whether living, breathing, feeling beings have rights and can be enslaved simply because they happen to not have been born human.  By any definition these orcas have been enslaved here.”

Quit your ‘blubbering,’ Mr. Kerr, lest when next you eat a steak, you’re charged with bovinicide. Or at least as an accessory. At any event, Captain Ahab…I mean U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Miller…has ruled against the lawyered-up cetaceans:

“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.”

 Tilikum, Katina, Corky, Kasatka and Ulises were unavailable for comment.

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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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10 Responses to Whale Of A Tale

  1. Sherry says:

    I bet the whales get personhood before the unborn do….

  2. Sherry says:

    …please forgive me…I forgot to check that darn notify…box… 😳

  3. The judge ruled against?

    A tiny bit of sanity in the madhouse, I guess. For now.

  4. This could only happen California… I hope!

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