PETA sues SeaWorld for “enslaving” killer whales

posted at 1:20 pm on February 8, 2012 by Tina Korbe

If you’ve ever wanted to watch killer whales perform for your benefit, book your trip to SeaWorld now! If the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has its way, those poor whale slaves won’t entertain tourists much longer …

This story serves up too many fantastic quotes to ignore. Like one commenter on the case, I’m not surprised; it is PETA we’re talking about, after all. Yet, somehow, they always manage to be more over-the-top than before. The organization sincerely claims that SeaWorld is in violation of the 13th amendment’s ban on slavery because it holds five orcas – Tilikum, Katina, Kasatka, Ulises and Corky — at its parks in Orlando, Fla. and San Diego against their will. How they know that the whales don’t want to be SeaWorld stars I’m not sure — it might just be a killer whale’s dream — but, to give PETA the benefit of the doubt, I suppose the fact that Tilikum killed a SeaWorld trainer in 2010 might be an indication the animal is unhappy.

At any rate, here’s Jeff Kerr, the PETA lawyer who is representing the five orca plaintiffs, explaining to San Diego News why this case is actually of monumental importance:

“[The suit] eradicates slavery in all forms and slavery should not depend upon the species of the slave anymore than it depends upon gender, race or ethnicity of the slave,” said Kerr.

PETA will argue that if the orcas can suffer from enslavement, they should be protected from it.

“They were ripped from their homes and families, with whom they would have spent their entire lives,” said Kerr. “They’re held in the equivalent of concrete bathtubs. They’re denied everything natural to them… They’re forced to perform for human amusement and they’ve been turned into virtual breeding machines. By any reasonable definition, they’re slaves.”

Here he is again in The Daily Mail:

‘This case is on the next frontier of civil rights,’ said Mr Kerr, representing the five orcas. …

Brushing animals off as property is the same argument that was used against African-Americans and women before their constitutional rights were protected, PETA says. …

‘This is an historic day,’ Kerr 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.’

Eh, I suppose I’m OK with this if Kerr can manage to find a jury of the orcas’ peers to decide the case, as Kimberly Guilfoyle suggested last night on The O’Reilly Factor.

It’s easy to laugh this story off, but it’s actually deeply disturbing. The constitutional claim is ridiculous: All the founding documents are clearly written by and for persons. The preamble of the Constitution starts with “we the people,” and the Declaration says, to secure rights, governments are instituted among “men.” It’s highly, highly insulting to those persons whose personal dignity was denied by slavery to suggest that animals-as-property is the same argument as persons-as-property. For that matter, it’s highly insulting to the babies whose personal dignity is denied by abortion to suggest these whales need to be fought for in court. This case likely won’t go anywhere, but that a judge has to hear and decide it in the first place is an enormous waste of time and taxpayer money — and troublingly indicative of how relativistic a society we’ve become.


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ACLU to weigh in soon.

Schadenfreude on February 8, 2012 at 1:22 PM

I guess if they are successful I will have to liberate my dog from his chains.

jamesjtyler on February 8, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Shucks, should have said “to jump the shark, soon”.

Schadenfreude on February 8, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Is Newt’s idea of prosecuting activist judges still looking like a bad idea? Combine this with California’s 9th circuit ruling on Prop 8 and Newts idea looks very appealing.

SWalker on February 8, 2012 at 1:23 PM

You can resolve this easily…let the poor creatures go…that’s right, let them go to the fish monger, and you can feed hundreds of people off of the meat of these tasty critters…

right2bright on February 8, 2012 at 1:23 PM

For those that say “A biology teacher taking five seconds to state that some poeple believe in Intelligent Design is DANGEROUS!!!!”, careful what you wish for. The next step is for these people (and other groups) to make it so that apes/monkeys can vote. If I’m not mistaken there are already groups in other countries that are already tryign to make that happen in their respective home lands.

DethMetalCookieMonst on February 8, 2012 at 1:23 PM

I don’t like PETA, but keeping these animals for entertainment is just plain wrong.

AttaBoyLuther on February 8, 2012 at 1:24 PM

That whale is going to Columbia and Harvard Law School.

galtani on February 8, 2012 at 1:24 PM

oh crap….I stepped on a spider today.

First they came for the whale enslavers.

lmao – silly little libtards.

Tim_CA on February 8, 2012 at 1:24 PM

This case likely won’t go anywhere, but that a judge has to hear and decide it in the first place is an enormous waste of time and taxpayer money — and troublingly indicative of how relativistic a society we’ve become.

Don’t count on it. The judge has already decided to let the case proceed forward. Until when, I don’t know. What are the odds of summary judgment in favor of the defendant being granted in light of this?

How does PETA derive standing, anyhow?

totherightofthem on February 8, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Just get Spock to ask them what they want.

They are all looney enough to believe it anyway.
Unless they don’t like the answer.

cozmo on February 8, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Leftist mob soon to descend upon Sea World attacking employees and destroying the park. All because they care …

darwin on February 8, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Guess we’re not at the top of the food chain, anymore.

totherightofthem on February 8, 2012 at 1:26 PM

I don’t like PETA, but keeping these animals for entertainment is just plain wrong.

AttaBoyLuther on February 8, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Oh, come now, in the Obama economy, they are just happy to have jobs, and fish.

They will thank us for that when they wave “so long”.

cozmo on February 8, 2012 at 1:27 PM

SAVE THE WHALES, KILL THE (unborn)BABIES!!!

The cry of the Darwinist Progressive Left.

PappyD61 on February 8, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Too many people with too much time on their hands.

WordsMatter on February 8, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Leftists don’t mind enslaving humans however …

darwin on February 8, 2012 at 1:27 PM

cozmo on February 8, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Didn’t the “South Park” gang send one to the moon?

Tim_CA on February 8, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Now THIS will get the attention of the MSM. All that other stuff ’bout guns and shady campaign donations and federally-finance “green” companies and LightSquared and Siga Technologies and others, not so much.

Aplombed on February 8, 2012 at 1:28 PM

FREEE WILLIIIII!!!!!

itsspideyman on February 8, 2012 at 1:29 PM

cozmo on February 8, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Dude….you’re on fire with the arcane media references!

Tim_CA on February 8, 2012 at 1:29 PM

It BLEW my MIND
I got real KIND
And set my chickens FREEEEE!

Kenosha Kid on February 8, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Whatever judge that is allowing this farce to proceed should be tarred and feathered in the public square if he or she (or IT in the case of Elena Kagan) does not RESIGN immediately.

wildcat72 on February 8, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Tim_CA on February 8, 2012 at 1:28 PM

I dunno’
My cetacean analogies only go as far as Gene Roddenberry and Douglas Adams.

Forty two forever!

cozmo on February 8, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Can’t PETA do something useful for once?

Like support spay/neuter programs?

They should be ashamed of themselves that they only seek publicity instead having a positive impact on our society.

Chip on February 8, 2012 at 1:30 PM

So then all pet owners also are guilty of enslaving animals and dealing in “animal trafficing.” That is the natural correllary of this lawsuit.

mydh12 on February 8, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Tim_CA on February 8, 2012 at 1:29 PM

I blame it on too much Dennis Miller and Steven Wright during my formative years.

cozmo on February 8, 2012 at 1:32 PM

I’m sure PETA has already registered them, successfully, to vote.

Mr. Bingley on February 8, 2012 at 1:32 PM

‘This case is on the next frontier of civil rights,’ said Mr Kerr, representing the five orcas. …

Coming soon: the next frontier of healthcare.

redzap on February 8, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Can we say that PETA just jumped the whale?

Christian Conservative on February 8, 2012 at 1:32 PM

FREEE WILLIIIII!!!!!

itsspideyman on February 8, 2012 at 1:29 PM

This is a family oriented site, put that thing back in your pants.

cozmo on February 8, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Now is a good time to crank “Black War” by S.O.D.

DethMetalCookieMonst on February 8, 2012 at 1:33 PM

“We didn’t land on SeaWorld! SeaWorld landed on us!” – Jeremiah Shamu

NotCoach on February 8, 2012 at 1:34 PM

I blame it on too much Dennis Miller and Steven Wright during my formative years.

cozmo on February 8, 2012 at 1:32 PM

heh.

Tim_CA on February 8, 2012 at 1:34 PM

This case is on the next frontier of civil rights Coast-to-Coast-AM style tin foil hat absurdity.

Someone needs to piss-test the judge who agreed to hear arguments on this immediately.

CantCureStupid on February 8, 2012 at 1:34 PM

So then all pet owners also are guilty of enslaving animals and dealing in “animal trafficing.” That is the natural correllary of this lawsuit.

mydh12 on February 8, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Right … the state will decide who can own a pet, if at all. Beef cattle will become protected, as well as chickens … and meat will not be available for consumption. Only veggies and fruits. Fruit lawyers will undoubtedly make an appearance soon.

darwin on February 8, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Can’t PETA do something useful for once?

Like support spay/neuter programs?

They should be ashamed of themselves that they only seek publicity instead having a positive impact on our society.

Chip on February 8, 2012 at 1:30 PM

You would deny the reproductive rights of pets?!?

NotCoach on February 8, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Boy, if they decide that chickens, cows, fish and pigs are slaves we’re in deep doodoo.

cajunpatriot on February 8, 2012 at 1:36 PM

It always comes back to that – Killers get rights, I get the shaft.

Lanceman on February 8, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Did we hold a capital punishment trial for the whale that killed the trainer in San Antonio? Or was that a justifiable homicide?

These nuts insist that man must behave such that he has no impact on the nature of other animals. They willfully ignore that man is an animal, and that we have our own “nature” too.

They would of course argue that man has the capacity to choose. That is a separate issue, and my response is that our “choice” is heavily influenced by our nature. We try to choose not to sin, but it is our nature to do so.

Man’s nature includes a desire to EAT animals, and also a desire of curiosity to WATCH animals, and probably a desire to CONTROL animals. You can fight that “nature”, but it’s not a legal imperative.

connertown on February 8, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Where will this end? Will dairy farmers have to “pay” dairy cows? What about ranchers? Or people who raise chickens?

Pancho on February 8, 2012 at 1:37 PM

We should stop calling them “killer” whales. Only one of them’s actually a killer. And only because he had a bad childhood, being imprisoned and all.

I wonder if Mr Kerr will represent Tilikum on his murder trial. I mean, if we’re going to treat them as humans…

redzap on February 8, 2012 at 1:37 PM

‘Roots, Whale Edition’ premiers next week

faraway on February 8, 2012 at 1:37 PM

You can resolve this easily…let the poor creatures go…that’s right, let them go to the fish monger, and you can feed hundreds of people off of the meat of these tasty critters…

right2bright on February 8, 2012 at 1:23 PM

They cannot wrap their heads around the problem that THEY CANNOT BE RELEASED IN THE WILD. As great as that would be, it’s been tried multiple times and failed.

Hey I’ve read about it and it would be great if this could be accomplished but unfortunately it can’t be done. Survival instincts.

ProudPalinFan on February 8, 2012 at 1:38 PM

“The next step is for these people (and other groups) to make it so that apes/monkeys can vote.”

They already do. They’re called ‘liberals.’

psrch on February 8, 2012 at 1:38 PM

The chickens, cows, and pigs are also filing amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs in support of the whales.

WashJeff on February 8, 2012 at 1:39 PM

You need to take these Terrorist seriously!! They already outlawed, banned the sale/production of Foie Gras in California as of July 15 Thanks to the leftist legislature. They just blew up 15 feed trucks at one of the largest Cattle Ranches in California. It is a war that is being waged by these people…Time to wake up!! and bitch slap them back

Political Chef on February 8, 2012 at 1:39 PM

So, will this mean all cat owners are to be freed from their cats?

rbj on February 8, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Can’t PETA do something useful for once?

Like support spay/neuter programs?

They should be ashamed of themselves that they only seek publicity instead having a positive impact on our society.

Chip on February 8, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Major hypocrites. They kill ‘em.

ProudPalinFan on February 8, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Oh great, what is Rosie O’Donnell gonna do now for a side gig…

hillsoftx on February 8, 2012 at 1:41 PM

What about us?
- Ants

faraway on February 8, 2012 at 1:41 PM

This case likely won’t go anywhere, but that a judge has to hear and decide it in the first place is an enormous waste of time and taxpayer money — and troublingly indicative of how relativistic a society we’ve become.

do you have a killer whale in your pocket? The use of “we” is a false expansion of the argument that presumably includes me. While I am a part of society, I have not become relativistic, nor have many others. While some are, many are not.

If PETA is dismayed with Sea World, then make the argument that it is better for these animals to be in the wild than in a tank—on its face, that makes sense and is intellectually truthful enough to hold water, no pun intended.

ted c on February 8, 2012 at 1:41 PM

This case is on the next frontier of civil rights,’ said Mr Kerr, representing the five orcas.

Representing” them? What a perfect example of the gross arrogance so typical of bipedal hominids! And what gives Mr. Kerr the right to speak on behalf of these so-called orcas? Have they requested his assistance? Authorized him to speak on their behalf? How speciesist.

morganfrost on February 8, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Feed PETA to the whales…I am still upset they don’t net tuna anymore, that occasional taste of dolphin in my tuna I miss…not only did the price go up, it doesn’t taste as good.

right2bright on February 8, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Headline: Catholic Church will perform man/whale marriages under ObamaCare

faraway on February 8, 2012 at 1:43 PM

WashJeff on February 8, 2012 at 1:39 PM

And the pigs are really PO’ed that they aren’t taking the lead in this case.

The horse (Blogget?) tells me they are contemplating an uprising.

cozmo on February 8, 2012 at 1:44 PM

You would deny the reproductive rights of pets?!?

NotCoach on February 8, 2012 at 1:35 PM

lmao – spectacular.

Tim_CA on February 8, 2012 at 1:44 PM

I am interested in knowing if PETA is going to setup a judicial system to try the killer whales for murdering other animals, like fish, dolphins and those pretty little seals.

Hmmmm???

belad on February 8, 2012 at 1:44 PM

PETA’s alignment is now “Chaotic Stupid” if it wasn’t already.

teke184 on February 8, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Has Willard come out in favor of this yet? (Like he did for raising the minimum wage.)

My collie says:

Because corporations er.. whales are people too.

CyberCipher on February 8, 2012 at 1:45 PM

“Representing” them? What a perfect example of the gross arrogance so typical of bipedal hominids! And what gives Mr. Kerr the right to speak on behalf of these so-called orcas? Have they requested his assistance? Authorized him to speak on their behalf? How speciesist.

morganfrost on February 8, 2012 at 1:41 PM

They went to the tank and spoke to one of them, who says his name is Willzyx, and that he just wants to go home.

He just needs a rocket to the moon to get there.

teke184 on February 8, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Can’t PETA do something useful for once?

Like support spay/neuter programs?

They should be ashamed of themselves that they only seek publicity instead having a positive impact on our society.

Chip on February 8, 2012 at 1:30 PM

You would deny the reproductive rights of pets?!?

NotCoach on February 8, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Well…. Yes when millions have to be destroyed every year.

I know of localities where they’ve instituted programs where ALL animals that are adopted out have to be ‘fixed’ [when they weren’t broken].

I hear tell Those localities now have to bring in homeless pets from other places.

Again, if PETA really cared about animals, they would support such programs…

Chip on February 8, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Whales have “rights” but children can be murdered in the womb.

NoDonkey on February 8, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Again, if PETA really cared about animals, they would support such programs…

Chip on February 8, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Hey, that’s the job of the SPCA.

Are you trying to start a turf war?

belad on February 8, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Whales have “rights” but children can be murdered in the womb.

NoDonkey on February 8, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Ya’ got a problem with that?

Call Attaaaaaaack Waaaaaatch!

cozmo on February 8, 2012 at 1:49 PM

The whales are teaching a message that is contrary to the left…earn your keep! Work for your living. can’t have that now can we?

Dannyp8262 on February 8, 2012 at 1:50 PM

I don’t like PETA, but keeping these animals for entertainment is just plain wrong.

AttaBoyLuther on February 8, 2012 at 1:24 PM

What about keeping Gerbils, puppies and kittens for entertainment?
Is that wrong as well?

sharrukin on February 8, 2012 at 1:50 PM

I guess if they are successful I will have to liberate my dog from his chains.

jamesjtyler on February 8, 2012 at 1:22 PM

First, they have to liberate the whales, so they can appear on the dinner tables of Western Europe and Asia. Then they’ll go to the orient to free all the dogs and cats, from the menu. (They would have a new entre on the menu there…under meat…PETA PEOPLE) Then… No! Oh wait! You free your dog first!

KOOLAID2 on February 8, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Did we hold a capital punishment trial for the whale that killed the trainer in San Antonio? Or was that a justifiable homicide?

connertown on February 8, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Orlando. Dawn Branch-o.

Lanceman on February 8, 2012 at 1:50 PM

I’ll laugh when Shamu eats his attorney during the trial.

DrW on February 8, 2012 at 1:51 PM

I don’t like PETA, but keeping these animals for entertainment is just plain wrong.

AttaBoyLuther on February 8, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Agreed.

angryed on February 8, 2012 at 1:51 PM

What about keeping Gerbils, puppies and kittens for entertainment?
Is that wrong as well?

sharrukin on February 8, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Ask Richard Gere…

Lanceman on February 8, 2012 at 1:51 PM

“We the mammals of the United States in order to form a more perfect union…..”

mittens on February 8, 2012 at 1:52 PM

They would have a new entre on the menu there…under meat…PETA PEOPLE

“We already have one like that, Soylent Cola.”

“How does it taste?”

“It varies from person to person.”

teke184 on February 8, 2012 at 1:52 PM

What about keeping Gerbils, puppies and kittens for entertainment?
Is that wrong as well?

sharrukin on February 8, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Yes if they’re kept in a cage and brought out to do stupid tricks 4 or 5 times a day for audiences.

angryed on February 8, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Hey, that’s the job of the SPCA.

Are you trying to start a turf war?

belad on February 8, 2012 at 1:49 PM

That’s the folks that have those programs.

Now if PETA cared about animals as much as the cared about cheap publicity stunts..

Chip on February 8, 2012 at 1:53 PM

I am interested in knowing if PETA is going to setup a judicial system

belad on February 8, 2012 at 1:44 PM

If the GOP wins the Presidency, will the Left create their own government inside the US?

faraway on February 8, 2012 at 1:53 PM

What about keeping Gerbils, puppies and kittens for entertainment?
Is that wrong as well?

sharrukin on February 8, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Barney Frank …hardest hit!

KOOLAID2 on February 8, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Due to roadkill, all our roads are hereby closed indefinitely.

Take the shoeleather express to get to work, comrades.

NoDonkey on February 8, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Take the shoeleather express to get to work, comrades.

NoDonkey on February 8, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Cows are preparing a lawsuit against you for singling them out.

cozmo on February 8, 2012 at 1:55 PM

I suppose the fact that Tilikum killed a SeaWorld trainer in 2010 might be an indication the animal is unhappy.

It’s interesting, PETA clearly thinks that the wants and desires of these animals are grounds to protect them under the US Constitution…I wonder what their stance would be if the State of California attempted to bring homicide charges against Tilikum?

LukeinNE on February 8, 2012 at 1:55 PM

the shoeleather express to get to work, comrades.

NoDonkey on February 8, 2012 at 1:53 PM
Cows are preparing a lawsuit against you for singling them out.

cozmo on February 8, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Good point.

Go barefoot.

And don’t step on any bugs.

NoDonkey on February 8, 2012 at 1:56 PM

So if this notion is upheld in court, that’s the end of all animal husbandry — no more pets; no more dog and cat shows, or state fairs, or 4H clubs; no more steak, chops, or bacon; no more turkey at Thanksgiving, no lamb or ham for Easter; no more chicken noodle soup or spicy chicken wings; no more milk, cheese or eggs; no more sushi or even tuna fish sandwiches; no more koi ponds or tropical fish tanks; no more service dogs; no more Budweiser Clydesdales or Iditarod racing; the Amish will have to think of something else for their transportation and farming; no more wool/cashmere/alpaca clothing; no more leather shoes, coats, saddles, upholstery; no more anything that might be construed as slavery or the product of slavery by PETA.

If it was up to PETA, we should all be sitting naked, on the ground, eating grass and twigs.

cheeflo on February 8, 2012 at 1:56 PM

I don’t like PETA, but keeping these animals for entertainment is just plain wrong.

AttaBoyLuther on February 8, 2012 at 1:24 PM

How do you know that SeaWorld doesn’t use them in a couple of shows and then carve them up into steaks?

Other animals play with their food before they it it…just look at cats.

belad on February 8, 2012 at 1:56 PM

“We already have one like that, Soylent Cola.”

“How does it taste?”

“It varies from person to person.”

teke184 on February 8, 2012 at 1:52 PM

One of the best Futurarama lines ever!

DethMetalCookieMonst on February 8, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Shamu was not born in the United States.

faraway on February 8, 2012 at 1:57 PM

If the GOP wins the Presidency, will the Left create their own government inside the US?

faraway on February 8, 2012 at 1:53 PM

My collie says:

They’ve already done so. It’s called the California 9th circuit court of appeals.

CyberCipher on February 8, 2012 at 1:57 PM

“[The suit] eradicates slavery in all forms and slavery should not depend upon the species of the slave anymore than it depends upon gender, race or ethnicity of the slave,” said Kerr.

Someone has watched Bee Movie one million times too many. End he obviously never made it to the end of the movie.

NotCoach on February 8, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Shamu was not born in the United States.

faraway on February 8, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Its not like he’s running for president.

Even illegals have rights. Send the whale to school!

cozmo on February 8, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Again, if PETA really cared about animals, they would support such programs…

Chip on February 8, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Hey, that’s the job of the SPCA.

Are you trying to start a turf war?
belad on February 8, 2012 at 1:49 PM

They need a Union.

And a SuperPac

And an undressed celebrity in a poignent TV ad.

Tim_CA on February 8, 2012 at 1:59 PM

I’m taking bets this will proceed in the courts and PETA just might win. This Country has gotten that crazy. Any takers?

SuperManGreenLantern on February 8, 2012 at 2:00 PM

If the GOP wins the Presidency, will the Left create their own government inside the US?

faraway on February 8, 2012 at 1:53 PM

We can always hope….that way they can all be enclosed inside a NO LEAVE ZONE monitored by drones.

belad on February 8, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Ask Richard Gere…

Lanceman on February 8, 2012 at 1:51 PM

I had to look that up.

Wish I hadn’t.

sharrukin on February 8, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Even illegals have rights. Send the whale to school!

cozmo on February 8, 2012 at 1:59 PM

That’s always the answer with you……I don’t want to susidize illegal whales!

Deport all illegal whales!!!

Tim_CA on February 8, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Shamu was not born in the United States.

faraway on February 8, 2012 at 1:57 PM

That’s OK, the left doesn’t worry about small things like that.

belad on February 8, 2012 at 2:02 PM

SuperManGreenLantern on February 8, 2012 at 2:00 PM

That depends, civil court, 9th circuit, or the Supremes?

cozmo on February 8, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Deport all illegal whales!!!

Tim_CA on February 8, 2012 at 2:01 PM

And halibut too!!

(smug, fishy little b@stards)

Tim_CA on February 8, 2012 at 2:03 PM

sharrukin on February 8, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Yup, that’s the danger of the interwebs….

Chip on February 8, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Tilikum has killed three people. He and Haida drowned a trainer in Canada, and later they were both sold to SeaWorld. Haida wound up in San Antonio. She passed away a few years ago. Tilikum killed a crazy guy who jumped into his tank after closing time in Orlando, and later killed another trainer.

I’m no longer too thrilled about holding these animals in captivity, but the ones there now cannot be released successfully. And PETA is just nuts.

juliesa on February 8, 2012 at 2:04 PM

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