Most ridiculous lawsuits USA: Judge tosses out lawsuit seeking freedom for orcas at SeaWorld

A federal judge in San Diego on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals that had sought an order forcing SeaWorld to free five orcas.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Miller ruled that a lawsuit on behalf of the orcas could not be brought under the anti-slavery 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution because the amendment pertains to human beings, not animals.

Even in defeat, PETA hailed its lawsuit as a victory, “one more step taken toward the inevitable day when all animals will be free from ensl ...

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