'Enslaved' Killer Whales Case May Mark New Frontier in Animal Rights - by Paul Koring
"...This is the first time a court has ever considered whether the 13th Amendment applies to the whales,' attorney Jeffrey Kerr, the attorney for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said, adding freeing the orcas was the next frontier of civil rights.
The 13th Amendment - passed in 1865-abolished slavery.
'Forty years ago, I fought for the fundamental right of people to marry the person of their choosing, regardless of race,' said Paul Hirschkop, who won a landmark case on interracial marriage in Virginia.
Now I'm fighting for these orcas' fundamental rights to be free from enslavement regardless of their species.'