PETA argues that five orcas in captivity are, by definition, slaves, as they were: forcibly taken from their families, put in captivity, subject to sperm collection and forced to perform tricks for SeaWorld's profit. The "plaintiffs" listed in the suit include orcas: Corky, Kasatka and Ulises of SeaWorld San Diego and Tilikum and Katina who are based at Sea World in Orlando, Fla. Tilikum is the notorious serial killing orca responsible for the death of a homeless man and a trainer in 1999 and the death of another one of it's trainers in 2010.
PETA, said in a statement,
"Slavery is slavery, and it does not depend on the species of the slave any more than it depends on gender, race, or religion." ~ Is it??
Ignoring the fact that there are still plenty of enslaved humans in the world today, let us examine the argument that PETA is using to suggest that these animals are "slaves." Consider keeping a dog indoors most of the day and only taking it out for 20 minutes a day to have a crap and chase a frisbee. Consider a horse kept in a stable and only being aloud to roam free if it's being rode by it's owner. Is that not enslaving the dog or the horse? Were the dog and the horse not taken from their natural environments, displaced from their families, kept in captivity and only allowed some degree of freedom to do only the bidding of their masters. Are they enslaved?
"There is no such thing as part freedom" ~ Nelson Mandela
The Constitution was designed with relevance to the actions of rational beings. If we apply the constitution to everything and anything we might as well just call for anarchy in the streets. That would set the wrong precedent and that would just be weird.....
Your cat will have the right to bear arms as prescribed by the second amendment.
Your Parakeet will have the right to legal counsel should you accuse it of anything according to the sixth amendment.
Your dog's kennel will be protected from unreasonable search and seizure according to the 4th Amendment.
I don't take PETA seriously because they go beyond protecting animals and it seems like they will only be happy once we consider animals as our equals ~ I can't do that because I'd have to give up KFC. In doing so, they bastardize a very meaningful agenda. By 2050 PETA wants your pet goat to be eligible to run for office ~ bad example, that might be a step up from some of the politicians we have these days.