- Michelle Rosenthal
- Brooklyn, NY
- United States
social worker, Dr Susan Smith McKinney Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
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The US constitution 13 amendment bans the condition of slavery. PETA is suing Sea World for enslaving Orcas. Do animals have rights in USA?
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are filing a lawsuit in US Federal Court charging that Sea World has been holding ORCAs as slaves in violation to the 13th amendment, enslaving them, forcing them to work for dead fish. PETA argues that the US Constitution 13th Amendment prohibits the condition of slavery. PETA claims "Slavery does not depend on the species of the slave any more than it depends on gender, race, or religion." Our understanding of animals grows every day. Animals should no longer be regarded as "things" to dominate, but as breathing, feeling beings with families, intellect, and emotions. The 13th Amendment exists to abolish slavery in all its forms—and this lawsuit is the next step. Please read about this precedent-setting lawsuit. Do you agree with its premise? Are all species covered by the 13 th Amendment or should they be? There are many industries that may be affected if a decision comes out against Sea World such as all zoos, horse race tracks, dog tracks, bull fights, rodeos etc.
Please see the documentary called Earthlings at www.Earthlings.com.
For the first time a political party for the Animals won representation in elections in the Neatherlands. See: http://www.partyfortheanimals.nl/
Have humans been enslaving and abusing animals, overeating them excessively almost to the point of extinction and with health consequences to humans as well? Many people shoot animals just for target practice, go angling, killing live animals to make hand bags, belts, ivory, throw rugs, fur, being very cruel to them with out regard for the fact that they are a living, breathing, feeling creature. Our factory farming process is barbaric.
Please see many of the videos on PETA.org There are much more humane ways to animal care. PETA advocates for a process called Controlled Atmosphere Killing as a more humane method for poultry.
TedTalk Growing Up In the Universe theorizes that all life on Earth has a common ancestor. Do u Agree?