Thursday, February 9, 2012
In case you were wondering what ever happened to the complaint filed by five killer whales (represented by PETA) alleging that Sea World was subjecting them to slavery in violation of the 13th Amendment, it was just dismissed. The district court in San Diego held that "the only reasonable interpretation of the Thirteenth Amendment's plain language is that it applies to persons, and not to non-persons such as orcas."
So corporations are people, but killer whales are not.
Hat tip to Huff Post Green; the article is here.