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Case of Its Kind Asks Court to Apply Anti-Slavery Amendment to Park's
Wild-Captured Killer Whales
For Immediate Release:October 26, 2011
Contact:Adam Miller 202-483-7382
Diego — PETA, three marine-mammal experts, and two former orca trainers today
filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to declare that five wild-caught orcas
forced to perform at SeaWorld are being held as slaves in violation of the 13th
Amendment to the Constitution. The filing—the first ever seeking to apply the
13th Amendment to nonhuman animals—also names the five orcas as
plaintiffs and seeks their release. General Counsel to PETA Jeffrey S. Kerr;
former dolphin trainer and star of the Academy Award–winning documentary The
Cove Ric O'Barry; and Simpsons creator Sam Simon will present the
filing at a news conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
five of these orcas were violently seized from the ocean and taken from their
families as babies. They are denied freedom and everything else that is natural
and important to them while kept in small concrete tanks and reduced to
performing stupid tricks," says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk.
"The 13th Amendment prohibits slavery, and these orcas are, by
are intelligent animals who, in the wild, work cooperatively, form complex
relationships, communicate using distinct dialects, and swim up to 100 miles
every day. At SeaWorld, they are forced to swim in circles in small, barren
concrete tanks. Deprived of the opportunity to make conscious choices and to
practice their cultural vocal, social, and foraging traditions, they are
compelled to perform meaningless tricks for a reward of dead fish.
addition to PETA and O'Barry, the other "next friends" presenting the
orcas' case include marine biologist Dr. Ingrid N. Visser, Orca Network founder
Howard Garrett, and former SeaWorld trainers Samantha Berg and Carol Ray.
more information, please visit PETA.org.
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