P.E.T.A.

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by moreluck, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Free Willy!
    SAN DIEGO — A federal court is being asked to grant constitutional rights to five killer whales who perform at marine parks — an unprecedented and perhaps quixotic legal action that is nonetheless likely to stoke an ongoing, intense debate at America’s law schools over expansion of animal rights.

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is accusing the SeaWorld parks of keeping five star-performer whales in conditions that violate the 13th Amendment ban on slavery. SeaWorld depicted the suit as baseless.

    The chances of the suit succeeding are slim, according to legal experts not involved in the case; any judge who hews to the original intent of the authors of the amendment is unlikely to find that they wanted to protect animals. But PETA relishes engaging in the court of public opinion, as evidenced by its provocative anti-fur and pro-vegan campaigns.

    The suit, which PETA says it will file Wednesday in U.S. District Court in San Diego, hinges on the fact that the 13th Amendment, while prohibiting slavery and involuntary servitude, does not specify that only humans can be victims.

    Jeff Kerr, PETA’s general counsel, says his five-member legal team — which spent 18 months preparing the case — believes it’s the first federal court suit seeking constitutional rights for members of an animal species
     
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Well that has to be the pinnacle of frivolous court actions.
     
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    So when I choose to not give my dog some Cheerios as a treat.....she can sue me ???
     
  4. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    I too love PETA! I stand with them on many fronts. They love animals, i do too! They're especially delicious fried, baked, broiled.....
     
  5. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Two words : Fish Sticks
     
  6. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Do you think they serve fish sandwiches at Sea World ?
     
  7. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Where do you think all the fish that suck at performing go?

    "Hey, Shamu. Check your buddy out on the grill over there. Now you`ll make it through the hoop this time wont you?"
     
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

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    moreluck golden ticket member

  10. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

  11. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    He's reporting on PETA out of Illinois ,but he writes for Townhall Finance. The cow story was carried in the Chicago Tribune and he's reporting on the ridiculousness of it all.
     
  12. cachsux

    cachsux Wah


    I get that. But in his article he writes about " yea,that state","dishonest governors ", " graff" etc ,etc. I was just curious where the Townhall Finance is published from and what fragrance does the poop there have?
     
  13. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    From this....apparently he lives in Denver now... Fragrance there.....forest pine!! lol

    "John Ransom is the Finance Editor for Townhall Finance. He’s also a regular contributor to Townhall Magazine. Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Prior to joining Townhall, he worked as a political activist and consultant in the Western states. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives just south of Denver, in one of the great, original, western cowboy towns of Castle Rock, Colorado. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom. "
     
  14. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    He probably couldn`t smell it anyway with his head so far up his ass. Nothing up there but the smell of rubber and astroglide.
     
  15. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Aside from the writer.......where do you stand on the cow memorial....can I put you down for $5 or what?
     
  16. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I actually take that ramp on my way to work every day. No need for a memorial but I will give $5 towards an irresponsible gun owner to shoot someone from PETA.
     
  17. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I'll see your 5 and raise....
     
  18. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    People Eating Tasty Animals ?