“PETA Lawsuit Alleges SeaWorld Enslaves Killer Whales”

Posted by Elizabeth Block on November 16th, 2011 :: Filed under Articles  
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“. . . ‘Plaintiffs were forcibly taken from their families and natural habitats, are held captive at SeaWorld San Diego and SeaWorld Orlando, denied everything that is natural to them, subjected to artificial insemination or sperm collection to breed performers for defendants’ shows, and forced to perform, all for defendants’ profit,” the lawsuit says, arguing that those conditions amount to enslavement and/or forced servitude. . . .”

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This AP Report – “PETA lawsuit seeks to expand animal rights” – is also a good resource.  It opens with the assertion that the lawsuit is ”likely to stoke an ongoing, intense debate at America’s law schools over expansion of animal rights” and discusses prominent law professors in the field, including former Columbia SALDF guest speaker and Rutgers University law professor Gary Francione.

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