Now, I’m not a lawyer or anything (except that I am), but I am pretty sure that, legally, animals are not people. It doesn’t make logical sense either. If all people are animals, it does not follow that all animals are people; that merely confuses the sufficient and the necessary.
Of course, making logical or legal sense have never been PETA’s strong suit, as evidenced by their recently filed lawsuit against Sea World, naming five killer whales as plaintiffs.
A US judge is considering a complaint by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (Peta) against SeaWorld.
It is reportedly the first time a US court has heard legal arguments over whether animals should enjoy the same constitutional protections as humans.
SeaWorld’s legal team said the case was a waste of time and resources.
The marine park’s lawyer, Theodore Shaw, told the court in San Diego: “Neither orcas nor any other animal were included in the ‘We the people’… when the Constitution was adopted.”
It is a good thing we have a crack legal team, not to mention the time and resources of a federal judge, taking care of the issue once and for all.