After you watch Friday's show, we'd love to get your opinion about whether the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution applies to animals. (To read that amendment, click here.)
Carl Azuz, Anchor
i think animals are just as important as human and this amendment should count for them. but on the other hand some of them are stronger then use and could cut down the use of gas use in some places
Yes it should apply to animals because animals should have just as much rights as a 12 year old boy.
I don't like the idea. the government needs to do their job, which is to enforce the law. However, this law will stop the political conduct.
I agree with Brianna, the law will harm our government.
The Amendment does apply to animals because like people, animals should never be used to do work for you. They are not slaves, they should be treated just as equally as a person.
i do not think that the 13th Amendment should apply to animal because they made the amendment for people. that would mean that we would have to free every animal we have.
no the amendment shouldn't apply to animals like cats and dogs because humans domesticated them and feed them than doesn't seem to be slavery that's actually better than on their own
i think that the 13th amendment definitely applies to animals. it s wrong to enslave them.
I think it does apply to animals. The illegal animal fights that some places have remind me of slavery. The two methods are both mistreating and abusing animals and people.
I think that the Constitution is talking only about people. The people are making the animals to work, why not help them and return them to their habitat?
I dont think it applies to animals because animals dont have the same rights as humans
I think animals do apply to the constitution,but Sea World treats them in a good way. Even though they treat them in a nice way , I think the U.S. should only sue them for 25% of what they should have been sued for.
I think it is cruel to just take animals from their habitat for human amusment
and if they are taken to be treated like they deserve.
The 13th Amendment of the US costitution does apply for animals. The constiution's 13th amendment never specifies if slavery is ilegal for animals, or humans. So in that case, it applies to both. Also, it is just common sence. Slavery is wrong, for both humans and animals. Carl, I bet you wouldn't like to be a slave just because you are a whale, that's just like slavering someone because of their race. The 13th admentment applies for animals too!
Carl, I think this is unfair to individuals if they have a hobby with animals. This law was passed for parties not for individuals. Go Puns!
The 13th amendment should be around animals because i just read it and it says neither slavery nor involuntary serviude which means that animals won't be forced to put on shows or do tricks for us we they don't want to
I think that suing sea world for slavery is not a good reason. those animals are probably being treated like kings with all the food and attention they receive.
I think that animals do apply for the 13th amendment if we dont stop now than the shark will be gone forever.
Animals don't have the intelligence of humans, Therefore should be used to their ability. Where would we be if we didn't use animals? We'd probably be eating lemongrass and be in the Paleozoic era.
I interpertated the 13th Amendment states that slavery should be abolished if it is involuntarily. Animals don't comprehend situations like we do. I think as long as you are treating animals respectably then you would not be braking the law. As by respectively I mean no cruel or unusual punishments/treatment.
It seems fair since the keepers take really good care of them.
Of course it applies to animals. Would you like to be treated badly? Some animals feel that.
I think the sue is a horrible idea because those trainers will be lonely after there orcas are free to the wild and the second reason is the killer whales will die in the wild without the natural senses they inherited andthey probably enjoyed the training and the love from the trainors.
The constitution never said it would just be for humans. Why not let the animals file a lawsuit. t might just be for the best.
The constitution never said it would just be for humans. Why not let the animals file a lawsuit. It might just be for the best.
i think that it would be ridiculous to do that because animals don't have as much common sense as humans do so they wouldn't know what they did wrong.
I don't think it's wrong, I've been there they take care of the animals very nicely.
The whales have been for so long and know there sewing Sea world. Also they get treated very well.
i think it's unfair for animals to be treated like slaves that's why we fought the civil war some body is drinking to much hateorade
In my opinion, this shouldn't even go to court; the government is having enough trouble correcting this national deficit. Do we really need to be spending taxpayer dollars on something this asinine? Sea World follows all rules and regulations set fourth to protect the animals. A good amount of them were born in captivity anyways; if they were released they have a slim chance to survive. If we're going to extend amendment rights to animals, wouldn't they have the fourteenth amendment, law of the blood and law of the soil, as well? If citizens, the whales owe a lot in back taxes.
i think it's unfair for animals to be treated like slaves that's why we fought the civil war some body is drinking to much hateorade it is on the 13 amendment slavery is illegal.
I believe that the activists present a good point. These animals deserve to live out in their natural habitat. However if any of the whale were taken out of the environment because of their young age and they were "saved" then the whales would not be able to survive in open waters.
Although the definition of slavery is "A person forced into work", I think that animal rights groups have full authority to enforce these rights with the 13th amendment. They should use anything they are able to enforce their ideas.
I am neutral. I do agree with Peta and that killer whales should have a right to live in the wild, but I also agree that killer whales can be used for entertainment if their are given the best treatment.
I think that they should release the whales so the can have freedom like everyone else does
The rule should stand for both human and animal. No one should be taken out of their enviorment and be forced to work for someone else .
I think the 13th amendment goes to animals too because people sometimes treat animals like slaves. They beat them if they do something wrong. That is like being a slave. Animals in households like that should be living in another place. The 13th amendment definitely relates to animals.
I think the 13th amendment does apply to animals because some animals are kept in some places like "Sea World" for entertainment and it is almost like slavery in a way.
I think that animals shouldn't get slaved to do work. I have gone to Sea World before and it was heart breaking to see animals working for food. I really believe that Sea World should be in trouble for taking animals from their home and making them work.
I think that animals have their own rights like us humans have to do what ever we want to do.
I think that animals have their rights like us humans. Once my family went to Sea World and it was heart breaking to see animals working for food. Plus, they take animals from their home to make them work for Sea World. I think animals should be free.
I believe this argument is not acceptable ; unless the animals are being abused. So I don’t think it is necessary to bring the 13th Amendment up, when they are just making false accusations.
I think that when the amendment was put in place they were thinking more towards people not animals.Plus, the animals are being feed and have good homes.
I don't think this makes any sence. I've been to seaworld before and the whales seemed happy to be there. If they were really being held as slaves, they would most likely not cooperate with anyone and would go nuts, looking for a way out.
I think that it's fine to have the animal in sea world.As long as no harm is being done.
I think that because the animals are getting feed and treated well that the 13th amendment doesn't apply to them even though the amendment does not specify whether or not it applies to both citizens and/or animals. If the amendment did specify for both, then horses that work on farms are slaves, cows, pigs, sheep, and other livestock could easily been seen as slaves. I think that it does not apply to the animals only if they are being treated fairly and treated well.
I don't think they should sue Sea World.The whales at Sea World have been there for a long time.So, why didnt they sue them earlier.I think they are just trying to make a point, but the whales are completely fine.Sea World takes good care of ALL of their animals.I think they know what they are doing.So, why sue?It's just my opionon.
I think it is unfair to Sea World. Its Kind of like sewing Farmers For having Working Dogs
i think that the sueing is just ridiculous. Sea world has been doing this for years, why are they speaking up now when they couldve back then. Sea world isnt hurting or doing anything wrong to the animals so PETA has no right to sue them unless they are being mistreated.
I think that they should keep the whales in sea world, yhe whales seem happy, if they are, keep them
That's absurd. How about we focus on ACTUAL slavery happening in the world? Or focus on actual animal abuse? Sea world is right, this is a publicity stunt and nothing else.
No I don't think so
There animals , they don't do much
I think that it is involuntary work because the whales have no way of saying that they don't want to work. They, Sea World, should take that into consideration and put themselves in the whales... fins.
I think this is taking things too far. If they were forced to set the orcas free, then wouldn't the same scenario apply to every zoo in the United States? I don't think PETA thinks through their statements.
Sometimes they should but other times it docent madder
I dont think that they should be able to take the animals from their origanal habitat. their for it should be consitered slavery.
I don't think some people think about how the animas feel when they are kept in captivity. It seems cruel to the animals.
i don't think it is right to keep any animals capture it's wrong. : ( = (
I think it's ok, Peta kills more animals than they save. I also think Sea World could give the animals a little break but Peta should mind their own business.
If only we know what the whales think then we'd know whether or not they would like to be back in their natural habitat.
Yes I think it applies to animals, but Sea World isn't hurting their animals.
i think they should not take anymore whales. its not fair to them, and they should haves the ones they have bread more so they cant get anymore from the ocean. i also think im sexy
I think that whales should not be kept in captivity because it is wrong and inhumane to take an innocent animal from its natural habitat and force it to perform for human's enjoyment.
I don't think it should matter. I think everyone has fun at seaworld so I think the whales should continue to perform. I do not think the animals mind it at all.
I think the the Constitution should apply to animals because when they mention not slave "parties". Which is applied to animals and its needed to be followed.
I think that the mammal wold be much happier in the sea mean if someone took you away from your home you'd be sad to.Even if you had no parent you would not be happy to be a slave whith a lot of people mocking you.
I'm not entirely sure 'slavery' is an appropriate term to describe the case of orca whales at Sea World; however I do have some misgivings about animals being removed from their native environment for entertainment purposes. If animals being used for public entertainment is intended to be 'educational' - what message are we sending?
I believe that Sea World is totally slavery because if you think back to slavery against the blacks it was almost just like that. We need to stop it so that they have a free world. I mean everyone has an opinion but this is wrong please stop the madness when I speak for myself I think I speak for tons of people.
I disagree with having whales in Sea World because they are getting taken out of their natural habitat to be in a show. When they are young and they get taken, that is all they know and if you even try to take them back to the ocean they won't survive. They only know that they will get food served to them without them finding it themselves and will have no survival skills.
Animals have rights so I don't think that we should be putting whales in Sea World. The reason for that is because whales should have the right to live in their normal habitats. They have been doing this for years and so if you were to take them back into the wild they wouldn't survive because they wouldnt know how to hunt for food.
I think that the orcas are not slaves because they treat the animals nicely. Even though there is an amendment it doesn't mean they are slaves. The animals are given food but people still believe it's slavery..
If Sea World's animals are slaves then all of the animals people have are slaves because we get dogs when they are young and teach them tricks and reword them with a treat.
I think the whales are in slavery because they were taken as baby orphans and raised to make a show for people who go to Sea World.I want PETA to sue Sea World and have PETA take the whales back.
I don't think that making innocent animals do tricks for humans is a right thing to do.It's just like people as slaves.The animals didn't do anything to you,so why are you making them do stuff that they do not want to do? tricks are not what animals are made for, they are made for people to see how beautiful they are in the ocean.
I think they should not use the animals in Sea World because they do not want to be treated like that. They want to have the freedom to do stuff instead of working for the people. The people might enjoy watching them but the animals might not like to be treated that way. The animals might not like to do that but some might. I think it is not right to do that.
I believe that the 13th amendment does work towards animals. Whether you are human or not, you should always have the freedom that is rightfully yours.
Personally, I dont think it does. If the 13th amendment applies to animals,then it would apply to ALL animals that are used by humans. but it doesnt so peta should think more carefully about it
It doesn't because if we let them out they would not be able to live very long. Plus if they think that Water World is doing slavory what about our pets. It's not bad to have a pet but they sould not just talk about what the people that train the sea animals and I got to Amit that they shouldn't take animals from there parents. When they take a animal away from the sea they need to make sure that the animal has been lost from their parents and you don't think they will survive the wild alone. Then you can take the animal to somewhere safe and teach him stuff they teach them at a zoo or a aquarium.
I think we should leave the whales and other animals at Sea World because the whales would be a lot safer if we did it.Ya, we should just leave the whales at Sea World it would probably be be a lot easier and the whales and sharks can still feel like their at home.leaving the whales and sharks at Sea World maybe isn't such a bad idea.
I think slavery is not the right way to say it but it could be . I mean it is not their natural habitat but they still have a good life. I think they take in orphan Orca whales, So in a way they are helping the whales. So if they are orphans then they might have a better life in Sea World than in the sea. I don't think it's slavery.
When writing the Constitution and Amendments, they were talking about PEOPLE, not animals. If you are going to make the 13th Amendment apply to animals, then say good-bye to livestock like horses or mules, circus animals, and training your dog or any other pet that you have. I hope the people at PETA don't have any pets and are all vegetarians.
I do not think that whales or any other animal should have amendment 13th applied to them. The amendment is only issued on humans and not animals.
That is not right. the animals get fed and everything their not forcing them to do anything so i disagree with PETA completly.
The 13 amendment never said it is ok if you do it to an anamals.
I think it is slavery because they are forced to do tricks.Some whales might like it – you don't know – but I am sure at least a few don't like it.I think also removing wild animals from their natural habitats is horrible. I would understand when they are younger to bring them in if they were orphans.onece they can take care of themselves, let them go. That is what I think about the whales as slaves.
I think that the 13th amendment should consider animals also. It didn't say people, animals, or anyone else . The 13th amendment . I think that the. Animals should be in their own habits. Other animals that don't have parents people should care for them until they have the ability to go on their own.
I think that the 13th amendment only appionts to Human spieces not animals!! Because if you sue somebody for slavery then you cant eat food from what is made from different animals. Also I guess you cant trian your dogs to.
I'm kind of on the fence about this because the whales are safer at Sea World then they are at the ocean but I also think that they should be free to. Keeping whales at Sea World isn't a bad Idea it's just that they belong to the ocean with the other whales. And if a baby whale doesn't have a mother to take care of it, then the whale should be token to Sea World and the whale would be a lot safer and healthier.
I think that peta is crazy. Almost all of the every-day items that we use come from animals. If they want to sue see world they ought to sue people for using dogs to find people in natural disasters and buildings that colapse, and people for riding horses.
I dont think it is a big deal becuase its not like the zoo is abusing the animals.l
You are rediculous. If the whales can't perform at sea world, then i guess the police can't use search and rescue dogs any more. Even though because of the dogs many people and drugs were found, but oh no thats agianst the 13th amendment. THAT IS FOR PEOPLE. God put animals on this earth for our use and an entertainment show at sea world is not animal cruetly. You people need to wake up and stop eating vegtables. All life is "sacred" huh. Plants are alive too! Oh and I'm wearing mink fur boots right now and you can't do a thing about it.
I think this is the dumbest thing i ever heard off. trying to sue someone for using an animal. we use animals all the time for example horses for trail riding. peda needs to mind there own business and stay out of others.
i think that the thirteenth amendment should apply to the animals the animals should be put back to their natural habitat or just let shem roll around and be animals not performing monkeys just zoo atractions for people ti look at not to pay to jump through a hoop
I think that PETA making a ridiculous deal over "orca slavery" is just insane. How would anyone know whether the dolphins or seacreatures enjoy it? We may never know so it should be no ones right to make assumptions.
It's okay because it didn't say anything like only people can sue or animals can't sue. If I was a slave, I would sue my owner right away.
I do believe that the thirteenth amendment applies to animals. However, I do not believe that this situation should be considered slavery. Sea World is taking good care of the animals, and they are actually protecting them from pollution, predators, and other things that could harm them in the ocean. PETA is making ridiculous accusations towards a good, famliy-oriented organization.
That is so stupid. The whales get fed instead of having to hunt for their lives. they get pampered every day!!!
Although the 13th amendment DOES NOT state that it applies to animals or humans, I think that peta is over reacting because the orcas at seaworld are treated very well. I think peta should worry more about something else like the shark problem.
I think that in both ways the PEDA administration has a right to sue but then Seaworld has its rights to because if the whales do tricks and that is slavery then teaching your pets to do them is slavery as well i think.
I think that is ridiculous, animals can be trained and looked after carefully. Sueing a company for whales is like taking someone to court for teaching your dog to roll over or do other tricks.
I think that this is crazy the whales are just like some of our pets. Sea World takes care of them and shelters them froms harm way so the ammendament does not apply to animals.
I do not think the animals are getting treated unfairly because they are receive shelter , food and protection. They also treat the animal with care so no harm is being done.
IT is a act of slavery but I don't think it's that bad. They get good care there plus if there at sea World they won't have a chance of getting killed by pollution in the Ocean. They also don't have as many dangers.
I think that PETA has a ridiculous idea. Sea world has been doing there thing for a long time. That would be the same thing as having a dog and bringing the dog to a show to show off his tricks! Would you sue the animal show? Would you sue the people? No! It's the same thing.
I think that the animals should have the same rights as humans. Animals are like any human, they have feelings and limits too. I think that P.E.T.A is doing the right thing by being the voice for the SeaWorld whales. All the wild animals in resorts and zoos would not be performing if they were still in their natural habitats, as they should be. The 13th amendment doesn't specify human or animal so it should apply to anyone or thing that wants to file a lawsuit.
I think that we should let the whales still perform because I've been to sea world and so I know what they do to them. They give them food or a little snack for doing what they are forced to do. I don't think it's a bad thing because it entertains people and the whales get food for doing what they are told to do.
I think that if PETA wants to take away one of the country's most loved amusement parks and have a ton of little kids cry over beloved Shamu, then they should go ahead and take sea worlds animal rights. Then they will have more problems with people's children not being happy. So if they want to have more problems then they do now let them go ahead and make the country's parents angry.
What I think about the whales is that PETA should help them because they need to live just like us humans so we need to help them and their environment.
I think that they take care of their whales because they make their money but I do not think it is okay that they take the whales out of their natural habitat so they should only take whales that are hurt or abandoned so the Sea World staff can help them. But the PETA people should not sue them because they take good care of the whales.Also the Sea World people have followed all the government rules.
I think that it is not mistreating the animal if they give proper care, food and of course respect , even though they were taken involuntarily from the ocean we take fish from the ocean and they'll probably live longer in captivity.
I think that is a bad idea because sea world treats their animals very kind.They don't stab them if they do it wrong. If PETA sues sea world no one would come and they would go bankrupt. Therefore no wins this debate.
I think that we should have the whales perform in Sea World, because they are an entertainment to the tourists,or the visitors. I also think that Sea World should keep the whales because it will prevent the whales from becoming extinct. On the other hand,I do not think we should, because then the whales will have to get used to a different life where they have to do what the instructors say. That means that they do not have freedom at all.
I think it's stupid for them to sue the whales for not doing what they say because its ok to have the whales make the croud happy but not try to sue them if do something wrong
I think keeping their whales and other animals is ok as long as they are treated fairly. If they aren't being hurt or neglected or anything then I think it is ok that they keep those animals. I think the company that is trying to sue Sea World just wants money and attention. Those animals have a home and are being taught neat things.
I think that it is stupid for the whales to sue Sea World. Because if the people at Sea World are caring for the whales then they don't need to sue. Now if the people at Sea World were abusing the whales then P.E.T.A shouldn't sue. But they take good care of them. But I do think that P.E.T.A has a good point – the whales were removed from their home. But they don't have to sue – that's going too far.
I think they should not do anything with the animals because there is no reason to kill or harm any of the animal,thes animals you should not harm are the sharks because they are almost gone and the people need the sharks,and who ever hunts the sharks should be sued and go to jail for hunting sharks?
I think that animals should have the same rights as humans because they have feelings and limits too. I also think that the animals should stay until they die because they might have stayed so long that they might not know what to do in the wild. The zoos and other places where animals are kept should stop catching animals.
I think the idea of the killer whales should be kept at Water World because they really aren't slaves or they would torture the whales. I think if the whales get let lose then they won't know how to survive on their own. I think if the whales are happy then they should stay but if their not they should go.
Well, it's totally unfair to sea world. Sea world has the rights to have the whales to perform and do stunts. It's one thing to force an animal to do things and another to corporate with the animals and train them. Sea World even said them self's that they didn't break any laws.
I love animals to death but you can't pay them. It's technically not slavery,when the 13th amendment was made I don't think that animals were in mind. Animals should not be mistreated but slavery and being an animal in a zoo are two totally different things.
I really don't think that the people who wrote the constitution were even thinking about animals, let alone animals sewing humans. This is the sort of time that you want to travel back in time and hear the writer's opinion.
I think that the whales are fine were they are. They will lead a longer healthier life, in captivity rather than in the wild. In the wild they face; poaching, and contaminated water.
Ahahaa as long as the animals are getting good treatment and care I don't think it should really matter. I don't think the animals at Sea World are in slavery.. they get taken care of. Slavery you do stuff for the people without getting taken care of. they still have all their basic needs so, yeah .
i think the 13th amemont should also inklude because animals should be treted like people, or even beter.
i belive that the 13th amendment does not contribute becaus eit is talking about slavery and the animals are not slaves, slaves are humans under someones elses control not under there own free will.
i believe that they should file charges against keeping killer whales and doing stunts.
I thank the 13 amendment should in clued Animals.
because all animals have a right too be free.
I don't think its slavery at all. The dolphins at Sea World are not really treated as slaves. They get fed everyday they always get played they have a clean area to play in, they have other animals to play with, and they are loved by everybody that sees them. I think its okay to have a pet as long as he is played with and loved and fed and has space to play.
That is slavery! I'm glad someone finally noticed that. They're taken out of their homes then forced to work. They're given hardly any room and can't do anything natural. They have attacked people that should be a sign that they don't belong there.
I don't think that the 13th amendment applies to animals. If they didn't to do want to do something the humans couldn't make them. If they were born there then they would think that the park is there natural habit. Also why hadn't they done something sooner or why don't they sue zoos or something. They "keep animal against their will."
yes i think they should let them go i always wished that they could talk because they could speak for freedom but thanks to PETA thier speaking for them. 🙂
yes because animals are just like humans but animals are animals
I don't think that it would applies to the Killer Whales because when I went during the show the female Killer Whales didn't what get out of the show area so they just had to leave them and let them do whatever they want so they aren't being forced to do it.It is the Killer Whales choice if they want to do the show because the trainers can't do anything about it.Lastly some of them that are born there they don't know about the ocean and they think that is their natural habitat.
SeaWorld shouldn't be sued. Their animals are being cared for and treated nicley. I agree with them when they say the company that's sueing them is just doing it for a publicity stunt.
I think that the animals looked happy, because they are being taking cared of. PETA shouldn't sue the georgia aquarium.
ok hey man this is like so bad poor animals aw man
Of course this applies to animals.
They have rights just as much as people do.
They should be treated as such.
I think this is wrong and no animal should be in captivity. Should we be in capitivty? nope. No thing should.
i think that is bad if you were the whale how would you feel?
I dont think its fair for the animals
If that was true that would mean horses couldn't pull carts
I think that its ok for Sea World to do that becuse they do`nt literally enslave them and make them do real work.
No, the 13th Amendment shouldn't apply to animals. At the Water Park, the animals are being trained, are well taken care of, and are kept healthy. PETA should have better things to do.
I believe that Peta is completely correct, because animals were put here on earth for a reason, not just for other peoples entertainment.
I think that we should set most of the animals free because if the Constitutiuon says it, then I would. What would the people that wrote the Constitution say? I think that we should let the animals be free, because then they might become extinct!
they should not be using whales like that
i think its wrong
those animals pore pore animals it MAKES ME MAD!
i think that sea world should be shut down
I think that the animals should be free and seaworld still should not be sewed.but the thirteen admendment is right i just dont want seaworld to be sewed.
I think that animals have the right to be free,but they are entertaining.Still we can go to where their birth home is.All I am saying is they should be free but safe by us!
i think that they should let them go . And they should stop taking our invirment.
I really think people should not sue sea world because the whales really look like there having fun.
I Think That the animals of Sea World should be released. As much as we all love going to Sea World and seeing the pretty animals they should let all the animals out and set them free.The animals belong to their habitat.
I think it is ronge to take the killerwail out of its habitat.
I think that sea world should keep all the animals there. the should not let them go they should keep them. it crazy how people do the stuff they do just to get money. let sea world keep the animals.
This isn't fair because they are animals, they aren't being enslaved. Its not like the animals are being treated badly. Animals shouldn't recieve human rights.
I don't think that the 13th Amendment should apply to animals because then we couldn't have zoos, Sea World, or even police and seeing eye dogs.
The animals of Sea World Should be let free.
Well if animals are bred by humans all the time then the humans are the cause of this happening and animals should have there own rights and saftey regualtions.
I think that the animal should be apart of the 13th amendment.
I dont think it is right for the animals to have the 13th admendment, because they shouldnt have the same right as humans do.
The constitution was meant for human rights and human rights only. The united states ammendments is not the ASPCA and should not be treated as such. Furthermore, if the wales are considered slaves, that means then any police dogs, search and rescue dogs, common house pets, and animals in zoos are slaves as well. And in all honesty, those wales have it better than most humans in various different countries, including some places in our own country. Seaworld has a right to be upset and personally, I agree that PETA was just trying to gain publicity.
I think that its not fair that they have Shamu and his family hostige.I dont think it is fair at all and I hope they when when they sue sea world.....
I do think Sea World is keeping the killer whales as slaves and forcing
them to do tricks. Just like the video said we don't know what they think
but we think they need to go back to there evirement
I don't think that the law suit in honor if the whales should be taken seriously, because if it is taken seriously then that would mean that animals have human rights. If animals have human rights then what will happen to police dogs, or pets?
I think that PETA is just basically trying to draw attention to themselves, because obviously the 13th amendment is pertaining to people and not animals.
i think that useing the animals in the 13th admenment shouldnt be aloud because there not really used as slaves or beaten when they do something wrong. people just get the animals to do certint things to so there talent
PETA is just desperate for attention because they have nothing else to do.
I think that animals should be included in the 13th Amendment.I think it doesn't matter if it's humans ,animals or even bugs.It should be equal in every way possible.If not its not right.
i think that this does apply to the animals because they are just as important as we as humans are.
I feel that the founding fathers had every intention of including marine animal's rights in the constitution. It is one of the implied rights of the constitution, it does not have to specifically say "whales" in the constituiton for them to be protected. END WHALE SLAVERY!
It's cool for the orcas's to do tricks, but they shouldn't be in captivity.
well what i think is that animals that get taken to sea world can be forced to do tricks but the animals have their own mind so they can decide wheater they want to do the tricks or not,i dont call it slavery.
I think that the whales are being treated better than some of the people in our society. Also all of the workers who work with these whales take great care of them and they are not forced to do what they do they are trained to do it. If the whales did not want to do what they are told to do, they would not do, it they are bigger than us.
I think that is always fun to see the animals at see world. I had always lved watching them do their tricks, but when you think about it, the animals are used for entertainment. They are kept in small tanks and trained to be entertained for money. Also, they are given food and care which they might not get in the wild. It is hard ton decide.
i think the animals are fun to watch, but it is wrong to keep them in a small tank, and locked up used for money.
I think it should not go to animals because what sea world is doing good because they feed them well and I think the whales are having fun doing thicks for people.
Well I don't know if it's slavery but I dont know if it's an abuse so, I don't know whos right
I am a member of PETA therefore I do agree with their decision making. The whales are forced from their habitats to work for others and if they don't work they are killed.
PETA is being ridiculous. Sea World is not "forcing" the animals to work for them, they are taking them and training them to perform. As long as Sea World cares for the animals and treats them well, there should be no problems.
According to our U.S constitution a person cannot be a slave. The animals do not qualify as humans there for they do not have rights. Also the whales are treated perfectly.
I think that this is just a way for PETA to get what they want. When the constitution was written they weren't thinking about whales. I think that PETA is just twisting the words around to make them look right. I don't see why PETA thinks this is slavery because the animals get treated better there and are away from predators who will harm them.
ANIMALS DO NOT HAVE EQUAL RIGHTS LIKE HUMANS
I feel that the animals don't have rights the way humans do. They never have, so whats the difference now? Also, it's not as if Sea World treats the animals unfairly. If they did, it would be a different story.
I think that as long as the whales are not being taken out of their natural habitat it's okay to train them to do tricks. Also, by making animals do things for us we're doing the same thing to dogs and horses.
I agree with Peta because animals have rights, too. It’s not fair to the animals, and Carl, what if the producers from CNN made you work hours of overtime with no pay. The animals’ don’t need pay but they should have freedom!
It is wrong to treat whales like slaves or treat any animal like that.
Sea World took the whales out of their own habitat and turned them into slaves. Even if Sea World does release the whales back into the wild they won't have their survival skills to live. Whales can't speak for themselves, so it's our job to speak up for them.
I think PETA shouldn't be suing sea world because sea world is't hurting the animals. If sea world was hurting the animals then they shouldn't be suing
sea world for it.The animals look like they are having a good time in the show.
I think think PETA really doesn't care about the animals and so called slavery with in it..but I think that PETA is jus getting money outta Sea World...
I think suing Sea World is a good idea because when they take the whales it is just ruining their habitat and the population for whales go down. The whales should be free in their own habitat like we are free to go where ever we want to go, so they should be able to be free like us. It just is not fair for the whales!
They may have been taken from their home, but it is for the better so it is okay. The people suing are doing it for publicity.
whales are not human so they dont have human rights
I don't think sea world is forcing the animals to do anything,but at the same time it's not right of them to take them out of their natural habitat, so maybe sea world could give their orcas and whales more natural environments, then everyone is happy.
whales are awesome! i love them. i love to go out on boats and look at them. they are very pretty. although i think this i dont think it interferes with the 13th amendment.
The Amendments all of them are for the people of the U.S.A. They aren't for animals. Animals have different rights and Sea World abides by all of those. If Sea World then what about every Zoo in America they keep animals in cages against their will. This stunt is not need right now and this shouldn't even make it to court.
I am on both sides- I am with Peta and also against Peta. I think that it is not fair to make or force the Killer whales to do tricks, but I also think that there is no reason to sue Sea World, because the animals are not being hurt in any way – they are only doing tricks. Sea World is taking care of the whales, but I think that the animals would like it better in the wild.
I would have to say that I am on both sides because it is not
Bad that we are using them for this because it is not a crime. If they are training them to do tricks we teach dogs to do tricks. We also take dogs from their natural habitats where they were born. They are also not even hurting them.Why i think Sea World should stop is because they are making the animals do these tricks and who knows what they are doing to make the animals do that. The whales might also be depressed because the owner spends time with them just to make the animal do tricks and to feed him but sometimes that doesn't work they might again be depressed so they won't do anything so what do they do then just leave them there? I am just saying my opinion both ways I see it and that is it.
I think the wales are fine in sea world because they are not doing eny harm to the visitors and I think that the wales are just fine in the sea world and I think that PETA should sew the sea world just for having killer wales.
I am on both sides because I don't think it it s right for Sea World workers to take killer whales out of their habitat but then I know that Sea World workers aren't hurting the killer whales and they are taking good care of them .
I think it is wrong to make the orcas work so you can make money.I think PETA is correct with what they're doing.If the amendments say it is wrong to have slavery, then WE should listen!In my perspective I wouldn't like to be a killer whale in slavery.
I think that PETA is right. I think it is going against the 13th amendment and that they should stop pulling the animals out of their home and forcing them to work for them, even though they treat the animals with respect and care for them.
I think it is wrong for them to sue Sea World because it is a place for entertainment. They are feeding them well and they are taking good care of them. If they are thinking that this is wrong what about the animals that are in the circuses.
I don't think it's fair. I've been to Sea world and it was fun. Giving the people at Sea World fines because of animal slavery is just like taking all the animal shows at an aquarium or a zoo out. I think this should only count for humans.
It is wrong to treat whales like slaves or treat any animal like that.
Sea World took the whales out of their own habitat and turned them into slaves. Even if Sea World does release the whales back into the wild they won't have their survival skills to live. Animalsn can't speak for themselves, so it's our job to speak up for them.
I dont think that it is fair that they are suing Sea World because millions of parents take their kids to Sea World to mainly see the whales do their thing and it is a fun activity for parents and mainly thea kids like it because it is just like an amusement park because there are rides and there are suviners. So that's why I think that peta is wrong and Sea World is right.
My other point is that PETA is right because it puts whale out of there original habitat and they are making the whales work ten times harder than they usually do in there own habitat and I mean they treat they whales good and all but who knows if the whales don't do the trick you never know if they treat the whales bad off stage but I'm pretty sure they don't .So that's what I think about that side
I think peta should sew sea world because they shouldn't make the whales do tricks. They should be nice to them and make the whales feel at home.
Since the beginning of civilization man and animal were side by side
there pets not slaves. Slaves dont get the treatment like animals do
I think it should. We all live on this planet together.
Genesis 1:21 ESV says "So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good."
Peta shouldn't be suing Sea World because the Whales aren't getting punished for not doing tricks, the Whales are getting rewarded for doing tricks.
Yes! They do relate to each other. In the thirteenth amendment, it says that none can be a slave and slavery cannot be done. People just assume that it's talking about people being slaves, but it never said that. That means that it could just as well mean animals, too. And if that comes into play, then hurting and killing sharks should not be allowed, like on today's broadcast. Sharks might go extinct soon, so why not enjoy the uniqueness of them and not kill them.
i think that the animals are cared for and they will be taken for so if it says then the chose should be who will care for the animals. because they have been care for and once they let them back in the ocean they will die because they forgot how to hunt or to migrate so it will be better to let them stay or they will die SO KEEP THEM IT WILL HELP THEM
peta is right the animals are working as slaves, they are bullying the animals, this is NOT right, they should sue sea world. this is animal abuse!!!!
I think that the amendment should only go to humans not animals. For example we have pet dogs, but that doesn't mean that they are our captives, we train them to do tricks, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they our slaves.
I think that the 13th amendment includes animals because they're the same as humans, but just look diferent. So, just because they're animals doesn't mean they should be treated less then another human being.
Ok maybe the amendment does apply but its so stupid to sue that thats so dumb thats dumb i can not say anymore than this idea is so damn stupid the whales looks pretty happy to me. why don't they investigate to see if there being treated bad. Pita or what ever is stupid cause you got butchers killing cows and doing other horrible stuff to animals and you people have the damn nerve to complain about something like this, wow.
Well i guess it applies, but on the other hand no. My opinon is no and it should'nt apply. I just want to see animals do funny trick.
I think its wrong to do that to sea world because what if the wales do like to do it then they wouldn't do it.
I think it is not a good idea because then people will not get to enjoy the animals. Also animals are lazy and and if they did not want to perform then they wouldn't do it. I do not think it is torture or slavery.
I think that it is unfair because the 13th Amendment was for PEOPLE not ANIMALS ! If they choose to make the 13th Amendment start to also apply on animals there would be not more livestock.
I think it is stupid to sue sea world for be a slave. it not a good idea because it entertainment. I do not think the whales are being held as slaves because animals cannot be slaves.
i don't like that they are trying to sue sea world for putting the whales to slavery. in the video of the whales they looked really happy. i think that it helps people to know more about how smart the whales are and the whales are really cool and fun to watch them do all there tricks that they can do.
I think it is totally unfair for sueing Sea World. I think that since Sea World is a big company they have enough money for buying the right food for the animals. I dont understand if they are sueing Sea World why arent they doing the same to zoos. I think kids look forward to going to Sea World and the zoo for learning and enjoyment. I think that many people would be upset if they closed or sued Sea World!!
I think that this is crazy peta brain wash's people all the time and this is just another step. seaworld has been entertaining people for so long and they follow all laws and make sure their animals are living the best they can.
I do not belive that this should affect animals espacilly these whales because they get a treat after every trick. I think that when they say party that it applys to humans. Im sure they weren't thinking of animals when they wrote the constitution.
I think that the 13th Amendment should not be for animals because animals are not like humans.
They bring up a good point with the 13th amendment referring to parties and does not specify humans but even with that I don't think they have a good enough case. Slavery is usually when the "party" is treated badly and unlawfully against their will. Even though the whales are kept against their will (as far as we know) they aren't being abused in any way in fact they even have an easier life than they would in the ocean (we can't tell which they prefer but hey their life in seaworld can't be that bad)
I think that that is totally unfair to the animals that Seaworld is capturing them and making them slaves is not right. The 13th Amendment shall refer to all things including animals not just people
I think PETA has gone too far this time. Obviously when the 13th Amendment was written, it was meant toward people. They don't need to take it to an extent that is out of this world. If they want to stop Sea World, then they need to also stop pony rides at birthday parties, rodeos, and dolphin riding. The things that bring money into the economy. It is definitely not a good idea!
I think suing Sea World is a good idea. Sea World keeps the young and healthy killer whales, so they may perform in their shows. But what about the old and the injured. If the healthy and young are stuck in captivity, then the others killer whales will surely die. Soon enough the whole species of killer whales will become extinct.
The 13th amendment says' they shall be as if a slave as a punishment for crime.' If they are treating them as humans then PEDA....will get no where....for so of commiting murder....against the animals of the sea.
i believe that animals should be shown to people to see, but after a certain period of time it should be released into the wild again by being tracked by a tracking chip.
This is ridiculous. First, we have no way of knowing if the animals actually like this "slavery" or not. They could enjoy it tremendously, or they could hate doing it.
I think that this is wrong! Animals should be only be taken away if it was very well necessary. If it was hurt, heal it and then set it free. If is fine and you keep it without the animal wanting to, don't make it do things for you just to get money! this is not right.
I think that if the animals were injured than they weren't taken from their natural habitat so seaworld is doing a good thing. If the animals were healthy and then taken from their habitat then I think what they did was wrong and the orcas are like slaves
for some reason i've always been interested in slavery and this looks like an injustice
I think that origanizations should be able to sue places that keep animals capitive but the whales at sea world don`t know what is going on there. They are getting treated really well so there is no reason to sue them.
I think the whales should have choice wheather or not to perform
The 13th ammendment should apply to animals, too. But still, I think Sea World is perfectly OK. They're not focing them to do the tricks, they are traning them. The other side is arguing that they are taken out of their natural habitat. If they win the agument, all the zoos in the US will have close and release their animals.
The 13th Amendment would only apply to it if people treat the whales poorly. It is better if we treat the Whales like regular people and use them only for Entertainment for people who enjoy whale Shows.
The constitution states, "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union... do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." The animals are part of our country too. They deserve all the rights that we have. In 1857, the supreme court said the constitution applied to slave, and, hopefully, in 2011 or 2012 we will all agree that animals should have just as many rights as humans. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Animals should be treated well. But, in Sea world the animals are cared for and aren't being hurt. Why fix something if it isn't broken?
i agree and disagree this is a great way to help them from bwing extinct but it can also hurt them
It does not apply to animals. For sure.
i think it should because it doesnt say only humans
I think it bad for Sea world how people might sue but then again they should not take animals from their habitat and make them live in a pool where a lot watch the whales everyday.
I have a house cat that has lived indoors its entire life. Should I be arrested for imprisonment, then? Of course not.
And what's the difference between teaching a dog tricks and teaching sea animals tricks? They aren't hurting them. There's absolutely nothing wrong with what sea world is doing.
PETA needs to just lay off.
its not fair there are no places where they have to stay locked up that's really small so............. I would say they should not be sued.
I think animals also have the right to live free where they belong not in sea world which is probably jail for them and they should sue sea world
Well animals who are held captive in slavery would be neglected. At seaworld they are safe and help humans understand the sicence about their enviorment they came form. That has to do with the decrease in marine life today.
i think that animals should not be enslaved its not fair for the whales.
I think the 13th amendment goes to animals too because they are treated unfairly sometimes. Sometimes they are treated just like humans. That is unfair.
I believe the amendment does apply! Both sides must agree to the rules that they want to put into affect and since establishing communications with animals is still beyond our reach, forming an agreement on rights with other creatures is difficult. When you really think about it, however, we should be spending our time on developing that language instead of enjoying what may be the negative side of the debate.
i think that Sea World should be able to have them because they take great care of them i think the orcas love it there
I think this is unbelievable. It makes no sense that someone would sue a great place to visit. Every living thing there is treated great and they are not forced to do anything. They just show off their talents to people.
they shouldn't be sueing in the first place...the truth is that they proably just want to get money. I love to go to seaworld... I would hate for them to get sued.
I think that the 13th amendment does not apply to the whales in Sea World because technically, the whales are exchanging their shows to be well fed and have shelter. I think that the whales are happy where they are and are not being enslaved.
I think that sea world is fine as long as they treat the animals well with food, water, shelter, and company
I think the whales should be let free and no more shows just maybe arquariums. Bore whales:(
The 13th amendment should count for animals. If they are being treated unfairly, or doing something against their will, then that isn't right. Even if it seems to us like animals are less important than we are, and can't express their feeling and emotions, animals are very important, have the ability to think and feel, and should be accounted for in the 13th amendment.
They can't let the animals go in the wild because they wont survive, so why are they trying to get the animals free from Sea World? When they should say they can't in slave anymore animals from the wild. The law suit will never survive.
I think the whales and other sea animals that live in captivicty have a better life than out in the ocean because of hunters
I think that the animals should be set free and live In there natural habitat it is not fare for the animals you never think what the animals think. You should help the ( animals) living things i heard that a killer whale ate a instructer, it because they are not in there natural habitat and don't know right from wrong.
I believe that the 13th amendment should apply to animals because they are living beings with free wills. However, there has to be a certain definition of "slavery" because not all animals are slaves. For example, if the Shamu in Sea World are unhappy to be there, then that would be defined as slavery because they are being held against their will. However, if they are happy there, then there is no reason to take them out.
I believe the 13th Amendment doesn't apply to animals. I disagree with PETA. As long as the animal is safe from danger, is being fed properly, and in a good home, this is not slaverly.
Eventhough they shouldn't be taken out of their habitat and put in seaworld for entertainment. In seaworld they make the animals feel like they're in there own habitat and comfort them.... they also give them the food they like. But if they tortured the animal(WHICH THEY DON"T) then it would be against the 13th amadmenth.
I think that the 13th amendment was made for human.Who would have thought we would have zoos and aquariams , but if it is applied for animals Sea World should be able to keep the killer whales because they are taking care of them properly and folling all the laws.
To me animals that are wild should not be kept as pets because what is the difference between keeping a human a slave and keeping an animal a slave because they are both living creatures and beings.
I think that the 13th Amendment should also apply to animals because they are like us they just different and we shouldn't judge by the way somethings or someone look including animals.
I really don't think there is much logic in this whole idea. I doubt it would be able to stand in the supreme court, if the supreme justices would even choose that case to hear. I thank Sea World for the saftey of the animals in their facilites around the United States, and for the upclose experiences they offer to the guests of their facilites.
The Orcas are getting fed right? So they are not forced to perform. They perform in exchange for food
This amendment should be used towards animals, but it is not like the whales and stuff in Sea World are slaves. The animals there are treated good, so it's not like they are slaves treated badly, that is what they did when we got this amendment and so Sea World, truly has done nothing wrong all they did practically was keep them away from being hurt.
i think it good and bad but i mostly go for the amendment becuase i feel so bad for the whale's
I dont think that Sea World should get sued beacause they are taking care of the animal not making them slaves.
I think it is not slavery because sea-world is treating them right and "paying" them in food, shelter and all the basic needs to live and stay healthy
I think that the 13th Amendment should not apply for animals because the Constitution was written by humans for humans.
I think animals SHOULD have that right, because nowhere in that amendment does it state that it only applies to humans. For proof, if you look at the dorsal fins on the whales, (or dolphins or any other animal SeaWorld has captive) Then you will notice how they are flopping down, that is the result of inadequate space to live in, which should be counted as cruelty also.
Yes, I think it does applly to animals. Animals aren't just slaves so the shuold be treated fairly. Animal World just wants to get more money out of the shows the animals put on.
I think that is part legal, part illegal. I went to Sea World when I was young, and the animals there looked pretty happy! On the other hand, this is breaking the 13th ammendment by taking them out of they're own home.
Yes, It does apply to the animals. It does not matter if there slaves you sould treat them fairly. Animal World just want's to get more money.
I think that suing Sea World is very unfair. The animals get care and food. They are well treated. If they did not treat them as well as they do now, then it would make more sense for the 13th amendment to fit in.
I think sea world is doing the wrong thing to animals because of the way they aren't free. The amendment does state that slavery is prohibited though.
I think they should not shut down Seaworld because Seaworld fans will miss them and the Seaworld fans will say " why did shut down Seaworld?"
I beleive this is rediculos you cant put these animals back into the wild they will die. They are hand fed and won't beable to hunt and get food so they will starv.
i think the whales should be free. but they are going to die if they are free. they depend on us to supply food and if they are set free they will starve to death.teach them how to hunt for food and then set them free when they have mastered that skill
I think that the 13th amendment does apply to this because the whales are being forced to work, without them having a choice. They deserve to be released into the wild and roam free where they are safe and secure.
I think the whales should stay if they are being treated right
I think that it is wrong to keep animals away from there home ! It is like keeping a child away from there Mom or Dad
I never thought animals in the curcious is right but Sea World is different. they treat the animlas, and take care of them, but they also belong in the ocean.
I think that this is slavery but a different type. In the 1800s they had slaves to do their work but the whales do the work for Sea World? I don't believe that makes any sense but there is an issue at Sea World
If they are sueing them just for a dolphin show, that also means we can't have pets. ALSO animal abuse. If we stop them from the shows. We can't enslave animals and test on them. Can't have birds because we incage them. This is neither Yes or No, but i don't think we should punish seaworld. If your talking about slavery, then that's animal testing!
i think that sea world should be aloud to use the whales because it is not a form of slavery becausethey give the whales a brake so i think they should not be sued.
yes the us constitution should aply to animals but sueing seaworld for animal slaver is just being cruel.
Sea World should be aloud to keep the whales as long as they are being taken care of proporly. That means being feed and also having some free time for swimming and not training.
It may apply to animals. I say that Sea World animals are not under slavery because they take great care of the animals there. They feed the animals at proper times and have clean water.
I think that having thoughs animals in captivity is good for them. This is a sure fire way to make sure that the animals dont get hurt or eaten. Also, if they get hurt they get the best treatment a wild animal should get. Although, they wouldnt get to live a free life they can still be loved and cared for by the care takers.
I don't know about this one. I mean you could take it that way I guess but don't they also train dogs to lead blind people and such? What's the difference? But on the other hand, Seaworld could have just said that to cover their butts. Haven't those whales hurt their trainers in the past? come on! HINT HINT!!
we think it counts for animals to. 🙂
I really don't think its that bad but it is true they do diserve to rome around in the ocean freely.
I do not belive that this amendment is projected to animals. IN our consttuiton it says we the people in the preamble
I believe that it should be up to the animals. The trainers at Sea World are very good with the animals and if they are acting up than they know when it is time to go back into the ocean. And if the animals go back into the ocean after being in captivity than they could easily get killed because they do not know how to catch food on their own and how to react when other animals harm them.
I think sewing seaworld is not nescesary becausethe animals are slaves there put in captivity so they could be seen by people if that happens might as well sew every zoo in the world. i love animals and at the same time i think sea world should not get sewed and that seaworld does not need any more orcas thats enough
I think that sea world is not making their animals be " slaves". Slavery is a human term that does not really have to do with animals. While it is true that they are taking the animals out of their natural habitats, As long as they treat them humanly it should be okay. I think PETA should just check on the animals to make sure they are being treated well, instead of going to the extreme of suing Sea world.
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It Does apply to animals. The ammendment said parties not humans. Those animals deserve to be as free as we are. They dont belong to be like slaves. If we keep them like this then they will most likey will go extinct.
i agree with sea world and just think that its a publicity stunt if sea world treated the animals like slaves then they probably wouldn't have them at all
I think the ammendment does apply to animals. Everyone in the United States deserves their right, not matter what OR who they are. Sure, its fun to watch animals doing tricks. But they also deserve their freedom!!!
I do not think this is fair. Animals should not be slaves to humans.
sea world is doing nothing wrong. so what if they own whales, maybe the whales like what they do. what is Peta going to do next, first sueing sea world, then what? Are they going to tell every person that they can no longer have pets because they are "enslaveing" them, or "holding them captive"? Are they going to sue the zoos or animal shelters because of the "caged" animals? Peta is trying to help animals but sometimes they go too far.
my opinon is that i do think that th 13 amendment applys to animalys to. because that is just like takein homes away from people
The amendment should be specified because those animals are sort of being inslaved, but what about pets, zoos and circuses? That is alot like sea world but no ones is suing them, so they shouldn't have the right to sue unless congress approves.
In my opinion the whales truly are slaves and should be set free. Research shows that they live longer in the wild and you shouldn't be able to just take a whale from its home! Also, teaching them tricks? I mean that's only for other peoples amusement! It's TOTALLY wrong!!!!!
Well animals are no better than us. We are all equal. I think we need to think of the animals for once, instead of thinking of us.
Considering the fact that all previous Supreme Court decisions have stated that animals are legally considered the property of the owners, as long as the owners follow all laws regarding the animal's safety and humane treatment. This lawsuit filed by PETA is a mockery of the court system, and should not even be allowed a hearing. This is a case of people taking a great idea (the protection and advocation of kind treatment toward animals) and radicalizing it.
I don't think PETA should sue Sea World because they say they are following government rules and giving them the best care and if the government is fine with it, the activist should be too.
i think that the 13 amendment isn't fair to the animals that have been moved from their habits to work for selfish people for example sea world.
I think people should be good to animals
I feel that the animals are not considered to be slaves. They are well taken care of and live with other orcas so they are almost always with family. Peta is just looking for money and figured that this would be the easiest way, they are taking the 13th amendment to personaly.
Actually, PETA has a point. There is nothing in the Constitution that says that you have to be a human being to be protected under that amendment, and since the orcas are taken from their natural homes, they are really enslaved to human beings. Don't get me wrong, I love Shamu and the other orcas at Seaworld, but if PETA wins, what will happen to the whales? They have been at Seaworld so long that they will not be able to hunt and fend for themselves if they are released into the wild. Also, what about zoos? Aren't they "enslaving" animals by keeping them in cages and exhibits, not their natural habitats? Zoos do a lot of good work, like rescuing animals, but PETA has come across a very large- not to mention touchy- story. Let's see how this all works out. I can't wait.
Animals should be able to roam free in the ocean, not stuck in a small tank so that other people can watch them. They should be able to do whatever they want.
The 13th Amendment should apply to animals because animals are like us. They should not be killed. Animals also have families like us, they eat, sleep, walk, talk, see and hear, LIKE US.
The 13th Amendment should apply to animals, unless owners take really good care of their animals. If they do, it shouldn't apply to them.
I don't think PETA should sue for the whales. There is nothing to prove that the whales are unhappy. Also if they sue for the whales won't PETA have to sue in the name of dog sled dogs, or even honey bees? Both animals provide a 'service' for humans. Where can you draw the line from slavery to service?
It should apply because the amendment says "parties" and that applies to all living things, however, we are more protected if a killer whale is in captivity as opposed to in the ocean.
The 13th Amendment should apply to animals because animals should have rights too.
It should apply to animals because I love animals. We all do. Animals are important to many people.
I think animals should be free to go where they want, eat what they want and they need space and privacy like humans.
It should apply to animals because they make a rule that people can't kill animals and they can save them.
The 13 Amendment should apply to animals because it says "parties". Parties can apply to any group of things, so yes, it should apply to animals! They should not be treated as slaves, they are living things. They walk, eat, sleep ,and feel.
I think animals should be free and not living like slaves because every animal should live freely. They shouldn't be kept in cages and tanks. Think of a whale- a whale is BIG and shouldn't be in a tank doing tricks for people! That's wrong! Animals are just like humans. Humans are part of the "animal kingdom".
Animals shouldn't be treated like slaves, however, animals in captivity can be a good thing. For one, it protects humans from danger and two, it can also protect the animal and help them have a better chance of living.
I think the 13th Amendment should apply to animals because we are messing with nature. Living organisms depend on each other. Animals need certain environments and certain food. If they don't get it, we could mess up the food chain.
The 13th Amendment should not apply to animals because if we don't keep them, some people will loose jobs.
I think it applies to animals because animals are just like humans. They hunt to eat just like we work to get food. They sleep just like us. The only different is the way they look and where they live.
The 13th Amendment applies to animals because if you make an animal a slave, it won't have freedom to explore new things around the world.
I dont think that they should be sue decause tehy the animals live there they most have another habbittat. But if they working like slaves they would probley being hit or not treated right. That is what I think of this whole thing .
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I dont think that they should sue them because they arent slaveys.
They should not sue sea world because the animals are safer then they would be in the wild. They are actually helping the animals
I do not believe that Sea World should be punished for what they have been doing. They are treating their animals just fine.
If they are treated correctly then why should they make a big deal over nothing and if they care so much why haven't they said anything until now
I don't think animals should be included in the amendment, but i do think it is wrong to keep animals captive.
I believe that if the animals want to do it, then it's not technically slavery. Even thought they may not be able to show it, animals have a feeling about this to.
I really think that it does apply to animals because there are family, too. For the orca problem, I think that it is stupid to sue seaworld. We keep dog and cats, and they were once wild animals RIGHT??? As for the shark matter, WE NEED TO CONSERVATE ALL OF THE SPECIES ON THIS PLANET!!! Otters, polar bears, and now sharks are becoming extinct. The world needs to conserve these animals, and laws need to be put in place to keep these animals at a steady population rate. If you really want to feel like you are making a differance, you can go to http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com. There, you can sign petitions to save animals and more. Even though we are only kids, we can make a differance when we sign these petitions.
Animals should be free to live as they wish. That will of course be hard for Sea Worlds business, but animals should not be kept prisoners by multi-million dollar making zoos/arenas. Personally, I think this has gone to far.
Tell ya what Carl,
NO!!! The 13th amendment does not apply to animals. Sure animal cruelty is wrong, but giving animals all the same rights as humans is ridiculous. The constitution was made and amended for people, humans. Animals don’t have the same rights simply because they are animals! They can’t reason, think, determine right from wrong like humans do. If the 13th ammendment applied to animals, there would be no riding horses, having pets, hunting, raising livestock, and we would all be vegetarians. Then if someone ran over a snake on the highway or hit a deer, they might as well be a murderer. See how ridiculous this is? Animals should not have the same constitutional rights as humans. When my dog comes up to me and gives me a Declaration of Independence written and signed in perfect English along with a Constitution, signed by all his canine buddies then I’ll think about animals having the same rights as humans.
No, it does not apply or at least shouldn't. I mean come on people you have to think further than them being kept there, would you rather seaworld release them into the wild and die? No i bet you wouldn't. They would die because the have been born and raised in captivity, there is no way the could survive out there.
I believe that the whales at sea world should stay there because they don't know how to catch their own food and they've been there their whole life so it'd be hard for them to survive. Next PETA will be suing the zoos, it's the same as suing sea world. Plus who knows if those whales like living at sea world or not? If those animals could talk what would they say?
i think so because i don't think it's right for animals to be put into slavery or torture but the whales at seaworld aren't being put into slavery! they are treated well and enjoy it. if they didn't want to perform...they wouldn't! i don't think it's right for PETA to be sueing... but i do think it's right they do stop animal torture. but, at the moment...just making a well loved tourist attraction look bad!!!
I think it is okay what they are doing in sea world because if they are giving the whales food and water and not torturing the whales like whipping them or harming them in any way they are fine. If they are harming or torturing the whales, I think they should let the whales go. If no harm is done to the whales, nobody should say that they are enslaved.
I don't think the13th amendment applies to animals. Wouldnt that be the same of having a pet dog or cat?
I think its wrong because they're taking animals out their own habitat. That's wrong animals need their own place to live not be played with all day long because they're wild animals. All animals should be in their own place living free.
It does not count animals and seaworld should not be sued.
I don't know if the Constitution was refering to every living thing or just to people. Sea World is meant for entertainment, yet actors get paid to perform theatre plays, the dolphins and killer whales get paid by food and they get taken care of well. But, I think it is not right for the marine animals to stay where they won't experience the open ocean.
I think that this is a good thing and a bad thing, because it is wrong to use animals as slaves but they are technically not slaves they are natural animals that should have their own rights.
They are not American or they were not from the United States therefore this Amendment should not be in affect towards them
I think animals should not apply to this rule,because they are different than us,and humans wrote the amendment.
i think that the idea is just wrong and why would you let animals sue they cant speak are language . but why would they be slaves if they rescue them the are just animal and i hope it stays that way .
Since when did animals have a say aginst slavery. First of all, when the constitution means a party it means a person or a group of people that compose a single entity which can be identified as one for the purposes of the law. Clearly an animal is not a person nor can they come together for the purpose of law.
the whales should be freed because they should live in their natural habitat
Slaves weren't given a choice what they did. They just got ordered around. Slaves were also given clothes and food by their masters. So basically, I'd say the whales' situation is exactly like the one of the 18th century. Maybe even more severe, since they can do nothing to protect themselves or change anything, like the Underground Railroad. PETA's lawsuit is the only way they can make a change.
Everyone's says that they were given food and shelter and stuff, but the slaves got that too! The whales need help!
it definetly applies to animals too, after all they deserve their freedom too, just like people do
I think That the 13th admendment does to apply to people and animals. I have heard people say animals are just like poeple. So therefore, we should all be treated equally.
I Believe that under certain circumstances the 13 amendment should apply to animals ,but not in all cases.
yahh why do they start suing them know the should sue them a long time a go!!!!:(:(
They are taken from their habitat and they don`t even choose if they want to they just do which is not fair because they can go extinct if you take them out of the ocean and we will never see them again.
i think it is a bad idea to sue sea world and they save and train those wahles they kept them from diing in the ocean.
I think the animals should just be let free into there natural habitat.
I think it applies to all living things, it says no slavery so.. No slavery
it is not fair to the animals because they are being pulled out of there habitat for them to do tricks for people to find amusement.
I think that it is wrong to take animals from there home and work them for know reason. They should have the same rules that we do and should never be taken away for amusement.
I THINK no because animals just want
That is not fair to the animals.
I think it's fine because they have been doing it for a long time and plus the help endangered and hurt animals
I think that taking animals from there family and putting them in a different habitat is MEAN.
I think that it may apply to animals that aren't in dangered species it is entertaining watching whales and other sea animals do tricks, but that also may hurt the animals in different ways. Thats my opinion and other people may think different.
I think the thirteenth amendment should apply to animals because animals are just as important as people are!!!! ANIMALS SHOULD BE TREATED AS WELL AS PEOPLE!!!!! ANIMALS CAN'T GET UP AND WALK AWAY IF THEY DON'T FEEL SOMETHING IS WRONG!!!! My point is animals and people should be treated equally!!!!!!!
I think that it is bad but the 13th amendment doesn't say you can't have animals work for you. Like for example its the same if a horse plows a field for a person, but HOW COME THERE ISN'T CONTROVERSY OVER THAT? I also think that animals and people should be treated the same!!!!!
they are mean.
PEOPLE AND ANIMALS SHOULD BE TREATED EQUALLY!!!!!!!!!
i think they should be nicer to the dolphins and other animals
i think they should let the sea people be free
I do not think its not nice to treat the dogs and cats them that way.
i dont think that they should sue sea world. i think that they should sue zoos because the zoos dont take care of their animals as much as sea world.
It applies to animals but its not like they dont feed the whales or take care of them.
I have never been to Sea World, but mysister says they treat the animals very well over there, so I think PETA is simply trying to get attention and money.
I guess it could apply to animals, but then a lot of people will sue others for keeping their pets in a cage all the time. Like birds.
I think that they should get an animal expert to tell if the animal is unhappy because then it could count as slavery. a different matter is animal abuse, which you can get sent to jail for. but that's only when you beat the animal or don't feed it.
To me it's just like the zoo or getting a new animal. When you get a new animal your taking it from it's family. If they set the killer whales go, then there might be a chance of them dying from not being able to do things on it's own. The killer whales have grown used to the way they live now, and if you change it they can possible die.
I think that if the animals didnt want to listen and do the tricks they wouldnt do them unless the workers are treating them bad and forcing them to do the tricks. And isnt it the same as pet shops and zoos and places where they have animlas work for money why arent they going after those places do they have something special against Sea World?
I think its stuped if your doing thes to sea than than do it too zoos i have been to seaworld and its nice they treat the animals feed and helthy and cleen i loved seaworld thats like are dogs are they slaves.............. no.
I have been to Sea World and I think that they treat their animals better than some of their guests. And if forcing animals to entertain us and taking them from their homes is against the 13th ammendment, then what does that make zoos, petshops, and household pets. I think PETA is just trying to do a publicity stunt.
I think its not really smart to sue seaworld over whales being in thier, for one thing you cant tell their feelings perhaps they actually like it. Two then you would have to sue for EVERY animal in EVERY seaworld,zoo,adoption centers, and anywhere else animals are being kept, its all the same from dogs in someones home, to whales in seaworld. Think about it.
I do think the 13th Amendment should apply to animals too. Its not fair that we get entertainment from them and they have to suffer. The animals shouldnt have to suffer like that. Its really sad what we put them through just so we can have fun and be entertained..
I disagree about haveing whales at sea world if u took them when they were a baby and then let them go how would they find food, because u feed them .
I think that the13th Amendment is important. But I think it should not apply to animals only people.
i think that they should let them go but they also get more protection.and its more than likely not to be killed than in the wild life they can get shoot cut sliced starved ect,.and the 13th Amendment
is important .so they shouldent sue them they treat them as much or maybe more than costumers.its not like they force them and if they dont do it theyll get hurt or killed so dont sue sea world plus its a place for people to hae family time hang out and more like i like going their a lot ecspecilly swimming and feeding the dolphins.
I do not really think that the 13 amendment aplys with the whales they are not being whiped or anything like that they do somthing right they get a treat. but when the do it wrong its not like they get punnished or any thing like that because they dont
why does it matter now its not like they stand up for people and do for animals neither human or animals deserve it
I think its stuiped because there are alot more pleaces that make "animals slaves" like zoos, stories that sells animals but they are given food and water so thier not making them slaves so this lawsuit is stuiped
I say go ahead and take it to court i like animals but on the other hand if the animals are not being mistreated theres no reason to if we don't settle it now it will come up later
I think that the animals at sea world are being treated very well being feed and taken care of, if they were in the wild they might not do as well. If Peta is wanting to sue for their right shouldn't they do so for all the animals at zoo's as well?
i think that animals and there rights should be equal to humans and their rights.
I think that animals shouldent have rights. They arent citizens of the united states so the constitution should not apply to them.
I think all animals should have rights, because we ourselves are animals when you think about it. It is cruel to not treat them with care and respect.
i think it is stupid because animals are not like humans and humans are the top of the food chain and the dolphins are getting helped in place
well i am a little of both. i mean if people are abusing the animals then yeah they should be by the 13th amendment. but i mean if the people are taking good care of them and treating them nicly then it should not matter.
i think that this is stupid that they think that we are enslaving animals. all we're doing is just pretty much, keeping them as pets. they can't yell at the zoo keepers and sea world and those people becaue they are still feeding them and loving them, not abusing them if they don't do what they want like slaves.
i dont think the 13th ammendment should apply to animals. but it is important to keep applying the 13 ammendment to people.
Those animals have the best lives! Food (Which would be hard to get in the wild) and they learn new tricks and see a bunch of people (social animals), and are played with! They like it there, and won't be able to survive in the ocean. How is it any different from the Elephant shows at the zoo? Anyways, most of those whales were either BORN there, or were only put there because of some previous hurt. They BELONG there, and are taken care of, much better than the wild or an average person.
Really! they are saying that the whales are slaves, now that is just down right dumb i mean come on, i have been to sea world and it seems that the orcas are having a whole lot of fun. and filing a law suit. they need a better thing to do with their time!
I think this is a ridiculous publicity stunt.
I think that animals should be living free in the wild instead of owners that treat them badly.
I don't think animals should be slaves. Im an animal lover so personally, I hate seeing animals be put to work. But i do think that they should still be in zoos and aquariums. If they are not in aquariums and zoos then lots of people will loose their jobs.
I don't think animals should be a part of the 13th amendment. If they were, then many places (like aquariums or homes with pets) would be affected. It's just silly to call that slavery.
Think animals should have as much rights as people do.
if the animal is being treated with respect and is well feed and clean then there is nothing to worry about unless the animal is being harmed then that is something different
I don't think that animals should be used as slaves. I like aniamls and some animals are meant to be in the wild and some are meant to be in aqauriums and zoos because all animals should be treated well.
This is stupid, I think Peta is going too far. Haven't you heard the stories about dogs and their strong connection to their owners? If Peta is right any animal owned by a person is "abused". That is stupid. It's a publicity stunt for money... Why don't people SEE?
I fully understand that animal rights officials look out for the welfare of animals, but sometimes they go way too far. Some people treat their pets with respect, giving them plenty of food and water and keeping them clean. Animals have feelings too, just like people. But there are some people in this world who neglect animals and don't give them the love, care, and attention they deserve.
The constitution does not apply to animals. If it did apply to animals then all kinds of things would be affected. For example people would not be aloud to have pets, ride horses, there would be no zoos or aquariums. This country was founded on horseback and saying that riding a horse or having a pet is the same as slavery is just silly!
I think the 13th Amendment would apply if the animals are not happy because amimals have feelings. If the animals are happy they should stay but if they are not happy they shouldn't have to do it if they don't want to.
I rally think this is torturer because animals/pets are living creatures and humans use and abuse them for their own needs.Humans just care about their needs animals have needs to!Humans treat animals (not all humans MOST) with disrespect because they are animals.If you humans didn't notice we are mammals which are animals.How would you feel if you were that animal getting treated badly? You would feel sad and disappointed wouldn't you?NOW start giving your animal the love and not the abuse of your heart they are living creatures.
Keeping animals "enslaved" has been going on across the world forever. This is only a publicity stunt for PETA and other groups like it. If you sue SeaWorld, you must also sue every other zoo in America, and that is just not possible.
i think animals should have the same same rights as humans, we are all mammals and we all origanate from the same place. They shouldn't be treated different.
In my opinion, animals are people with fur. No, they are not as smart as humans, but deserve the same rights as them. I really hope SeaWorld treats them well and it's a good thing they are helping the animals, but at the same time the animals are not slaves. I don' think PETA should sue them, but make sure from now on they are treating them extremely well under the circumstances.
I think animals are just as important as humans because we are animals to
I like seaworld, but taking the animals away from there habitat is wrong. The whales might have a family. Its like taking a mother from a baby, and even worse, they force the poor whales to preform.
i think at all amimals should be tack care the siome of all amimals are the some all some time we eat amimals what is sad i dont eat animals
the 13th amendment was meant for people NOT animals and most of animals that people have are like there rich. They don't have to hunt for their food it is given to them. If any thing we are their slaves because we feed them water them pet them play with them drive them around taking them to appointments but they are not taking us to our appointments. Many people don't make there animals work for them but they are working for the animals.SO WE ARE REALLY THE ANIMALS SLAVES.
I think that this Is awesome because the 13th amendment did not specify, therefore this claim can be made. Also, the animal is in captivity and we can't tell if the animal is honestly happy. Also, it is pretty much slavery because it is to the profit of SeaWorld- and not the animal. I try to keep myself from keeping my cat in- he comes and goes at his own will.
The 13th Amendment most certainly applies to animals. It says nothing to point of the Amendment only applying to people. Therefore, why shouldn't animals be included? The Amendment also states that "...slavery shall not exist within the United States, OR ANY PLACE subject to their jurisdiction." So, even though the anmials are not enslaved within the United States, the slaves were freed everywhere!
Does the thirteenth amendment apply to animals? My answer is no. If we suddenly say that animals soon have access to our rights, privileges, and laws then we might as well as make them a citizen in which all the amendments apply to them. No, animals are just like they sound, ANIMALS, they are pets at MOST. Why would anyone argue that animals should be protected as a normal citizen of America would? Are we going to start sending them to school with us too? Or how about let them play sports with us or even allow them to eat at the dinner table with us? Animals should be treated fairly as they are not just inanimate objects. They are living creatures and they can be hurt, it is therefore obvious that they should be treated respectfully and fairly as it is immoral to treat them cruelly and unusually, they should only be protected to the extent that we humans know that their species is being preserved.
I believe that all animals should be treated with respect. No matter what the situation, they should be in a healthy environment. Animals should be loved. They deserve that.
i think that if they are not abusing the animals then why are they wanting money from them sea world ? they are kind to the animals but you do have to realize that these are real wild animals, that they might act up but they are doing no harm.
i think animals do and should be apart of the ammendment because like they say everything is here for a reason so i think animals should be treated as well as humans
animals and humans are different but should be treated he same
They are a living creatures who have feelings. How would you like it if you were forced to do something and had no voice.
Yes, A dog is involved in this amendment and has the same rights as a human. I think its one of the cruelest things a person can do to an animal or human.
They should have animals but not for a long time. For like 3 to 4 years then they should let them free then get new animals.
The 13th Amendment was written for people because the Constitution is for people!
Treating animals as having the same rights as humans is insane. Those whales at SeaWorld have it better than most (or all) animals in the wild.
And let's be honest, if we were given the tastiest food and the softest bed and all the love we desired, we would do tricks too!
I think sea world should only between one to two years of age. If you do that then the whales and other fish can live more of there lives in the ocean and people can have amusement also.
I think its right to give the animals rights, and they should be free but the animals that are there now should be kept because they wont be able to survive in the wild by themselves.
I think that animal's should be held captive because there part of u.s.a so it sould be aganst the law to be held captive ever!!!
I don't think the animals should be held captive in Sea World, because they are living things like humans and they are being held against their will for the plesure/amusment of humans. So yeah i think that Sea World should be punished.
I think sea world should stop doing what there doing and let the whales be whales and keep them in the ocean to be free.
I think that they should keep the animals in Sea World because if they let them in the wild, they would probably get killed because they didn't really learn how to deffend themselves against other animals. I think Sea World is their safest home now since they are getting cared for. If they weren't getting cleaned, fed, etc. then I would say they should let them go.
I think that seaworld should close and make a place on the border of the u.s, a place that the animals can swim in and out freely.
I think Sea World should keep the animals but let them be well respected because if they let them in the wild, they would probably get killed because they have been held in Sea World since they were young, and they don't really know how to defend themselves. If they weren't taking care of the animals, I would say they should let the animals free.
I think that it is ok for the animals to be slaves because if they get fed and treated good it will be ok. but if they dont treat the animals right, they should put them in the ocean
i think that it realy is not a bad thing just give them bigger tank for them to swim in
i would say that it wouldnt be bad for the animal if there fedding it and takeing care of it but its still half and half by haveing the animal it makes people smile but the whale you never no how it feels like to be far away from home.
i think that animals should be kept under the 13th amendment because its wrong to kick and beat them I am an animal lover i have two dogs two cats and three fish
dear cnn news room i say that having the orcas/whales in a inclosed habbitat is a good idea becuse they always keep the whales healthy and safe while if there out in there natural habbitat the can get hurt evan killed by sharks or other animals so i say keep them there
If animals are getting miss treated by there owners then its alright to get mad at the people who " in slaved " them. But what i think Sea World isdoing is helping them. They have water to swim in, food to eat, and people to admire them. If that was me, i would consider that a nice life.
I think its ok keep them unless you are treating them bad.
I think that animals should have the fredom that humans do.Just because animals cant speak does not mean they dont have fellings and families.They are being bought for money that is not right also their being taken away from there families.
I think they should if they are being mistreated, but if they are treated good then it shouldn't matter
I don’t think that the 13th Amendment of the Constitution applies to animals. The 13th Amendment is about the slaves who had to work for the white people and were treated like their property. Animals in the zoos are property, but they are not slaves. The animals at the zoo have the greatest life. Food is brought to them; they don’t have to hunt for it. The climate is always comfortable. They get everything they want and they don’t have to worry about being attacked by predators. They don’t have to work for us. They just live their life in their cage. Nobody is harming them. The 13th Amendment was meant for the human slaves, not the animals in the zoo.
I believe that peta has a point but i do not think that the 13th amendment
should aplie to animals mostly because they can't sue because they are unable to walk into a court room and sue.
I think it is fair animals should be treated fair to
Pets are not human and not legal citizens in the us they dont even vote they should not be in the 13th ammendment.
It is not fair for animals how would you feel if you were held captive
I think animals have rights just like humans, but they don't have all the same rights as humans because they can't state their opinion. Therefore, animals should have the right to the 13th amendment.
animals need wrights but not that many wrights
I think that animals should be treated with respect. But the 13th amendment was made for people and people only. But that doesn't give us a right to abuse them. Maybe we could have a right specially made for animals.
I THINK ANIMALS SHOULD BE TREATED WITH RESPECT, THEY ARE ANIMALS JUST AS WE ARE
Animals should have the same rights as people...they are as innocent as anyone else. All they want is a good home and food, and that is what humans need to give them. Animals are great fun loving creatures and should have the same rights as us.
I think that animals should be treated with their full rights whether they are human or not. Their rights should be met. Animals are great and I want them to stick around. 😀
I think its all right to put animals in zoos and aquariums as long as the people working there aren't going to abuse the animals. I am an animal lover. But, I do not think the thirteenth amendment applies to animals. Animals can serve us. Dogs serve blind people. Horses work on fields and carry people around. As long as the animals are treated fairly I think they can serve humans. Humans and animals are not equal. God created us above animals. We are not animals. We walk on our two feet and talk. Although animals talk in their own form of communication we are above them. We should be treated like we are superior to them. Not by beating them as slaves, but by treating them as pets. Not fellow humans.
I think they animals should not be captivated i think they shouldn't because animals should have the right to be free and be able to live with people who they love and actually like.
Animals should have just as many rights as humans. We humans are always scared that another species might take over. We fool ourselves into thinking that we're untouchable and that animals don't have feelings. What comes around goes around. We should treat them fairly.
I think that animals should have the right to the 13th Amendment because they are living and breathing and have feelings too. The constitution doesn't state that it had to only apply to humans/people. Therefore, animals should have rights to the 13th Amendment!!
animals should have no rights but should be protected
I dont think the 13th amendment applys for animals because when people keep them for entretainment they are helping them if they are hurt the get them from wild and keep the show animals.
I think animals should recieve the same respect as people. Why should they be treated differently. They didn't do anything wrong that would make them not get respected. All they do is be soft, cuddly, nice, and sweet. Your hearing this from someone who had 20 pets in her whole life so far. If we love them and they love us, we should give them respect because it is mean to just let them starve and dehydrate.
I think that is doesn't count for animals. But everybody has there own perspective but I'll be convinced when my pets start fighting for indedenpence. But I love my dogs but I think there still to primitive to be counted on the 13th ammendment.
I think if they treat the whales with respect,fairness,and equality.Then im alright but if not then the whales should be set FREE!!!
They should really be nice to the whales because they are being bullied just like bullied by people so sea world should either treat the whales better or let them back out to the ocean.
what i think sea world should do is release them unless they think their in danger out in the wild.
If poeple have proof that sea world are hurting them then sea world should get them taken away of have them released into tier natural habitat.Because if they are hurting or keeping these animals captive then they taken away cause its morally wrong to hurt any animals.
I think that seaworld should let the whale go if the people of seaworld are treating it bad.My opinion that of the seaworld case is that they should let the whale go in the ocean because I went to seaworld one time and I noticed that whale since the year 2007.Seaworld should let that whale go.
I think the animals should be treat like people in world. The peta sould make sea world give then alot money.
I dont think it is right to take animals out of there natural habbtate because they start to get aggeresive
I think Sea World should be sued because animals are like us, they are living so they should have the same rights. The 13 amendment says humans so people think animals shouldnt get the rights but it never says animals dont get the right so animals should be freed from Sea World.
I think that the 13th Amendment should apply animals to it.
But I don't think that it is ok for animals should be slaves. They should be loved and cared for like it is your child.
I think the killer whales need more space at sea world because the space there is big to us but small to them so set them free or get them more space
I think that animals at sea wold need to have more freedom. They need to be in there natural habitat.
I think the whales should go back to sea and let them be free. They dont trap humans like that. whales need to live a beutiful life in frredom where they belong in the ocean. And treated like a real whale should be treated.
I think that animals are just important as humans. The animals at sea world need freedom to move around just like humans do we cant live with out any space.
I think that the animals at sea world need more freedom because there like the same as us .
I think that the whales of sea world need to go back to their familys.
I would not like it if someone took me away from my family. Whales are beautiful animals and I can't stand it that they are treated as slaves only for entertainment. I mean you can train them for entertainment but you need to take the whole family and they need to be treated well.
I think it always fun to see animals because it fun looking at them when they do trakes
I think that animals should be treated just as fair as humans...
I like seeing animal doing tricks but at the end they get lock in a cage and treated bad and that's not fare
I think it's a bad idea training the poor sea animal to do tirck becase there perfect the way they are
animals are jest like people jest hairy and on for legs. They should heave the same rights as a person.
I think the laws used to govern the United States Of America should not be toyed with to protect the right's of creatures on Earth. We made these laws to be able to govern the country not to worry about how certain animal's feel about thing's. If animal lovers want that amendment to apply to their animals let it be so, they should get rid of they're own pet's and stop worrying about other's. Until all the animal's come together and tell me themselves and have it on video to show to all the people on this planet that they want this to apply to them APPLICATION DENIED!
the animals should get a choice! it does not say that you have to be a person for the amendment to be in place
I beleive they should be added because there living on this planet to and just because they are not capable of doing anything to stand up for themselves does not mean they shoud not add the to the 13th amendment.
i think this act for the animals should be allowed. the 13th amendment as Carl Azuz pointed out that it does not refer just to humans. meaning that the lawsuit follows the laws
I think it's stupid that people say we've enslaved animals. We've only kept them as pets.
yes they do
Animals have as much of a right as we do. Even though they may not be as smart as us they should able to live. Also they have feelings like us and they can have there feelings hurt to.
Animals being salves is almost as bad as people being slaves because people need to get their lazy butts up and do it themselves!!!!!!!
Animals must not be slaved. Animals are living and breathing, just like humans. People are animals too.
Yeah, I agree with that animals don't have the same rights as humans.
I believe that it dose not apply to animals. because Animals are not slaves because they are payed with treats.
Animals arent United states citizens and the amedment is for slavery not animals. And i dont care what hippies think about it.
Well, i think that only the mistreated animals should go free.
I think that animals are just as important as humans so I do agree.
No, the 13th amendment should not apply to animals, but animal cruelty should apply.
Animals should have the same rights as humans because animals are living things too.Animals and humams shoud live for ever
I think that when James Madison wrote the constitution, he did not write it to apply to animals, however I think animals should have rights similar to the 13th amendment.
I think that the animals should not be in the 13th amendment beacuse they should not be kept as slaves they sould be free (and in the wild).
I think animals all are part of the 13th amendment. It is cruel to take them out of there natural habitat.How would you like it if you were treated like a slave?
No, it shouldn't. We would have to guess an animal's thoughts. Once an animal can communicate, it can count.
I honestly think PETA has taken things too far. The animals are treated with the best of care and live better than in the wild. if PETA is so worried about the animals at Sea World, its just the same as having pets like a cat, dog, etc. The animals don't know any better and we are not "enslaving" them.
Animals should stay in their homes because if they didn't they would starve to death. That is why I think animals should stay with their owners.
Pets should not be covered in this amendment because if they were what would happen if we already domesticated most of the animals in the United States and they don"t know how to survive.
I do not think it should include animals because animals were not there to sign the paper so they should not be included.
I think it is right for the animals to be free instead of being stuck inside the same pool everyday,because wouldn't you like to be free and besides what about the black people as slaves they weren't free so that is my opinion that animals should let go and be free in the ocean or sea
Personally, I think PETA is blowing this out of proportion. It's not as though the whales are being mistreated. If anything, they have a better life. The whales at Sea World get fed according to a planned out diets & get to interact with others. While I believe that animals should have some rights, getting the exact same rights that we have just doesn't seem rational.
i think if the animal is being treated respectly thats ok but is you force your animal to do stuff they dont want to do then thats different.......
I do think that the constitution's 13th amendment does apply to animals, but only in the cases where someone believes that they should take a wolf or pack of wild animals and train them to be show cats. They cannot release them afterwards because they can't survive in the wild because then after we domesticate them, the animals are dependent on humans. After having domesticated the animals and taken their ability to live out in the wild away, they attempt to throw the animal, pet or whatever back into the wild and it dies, releasing it like that without any means or any idea how to survive is particularly cruel in my eyes. I also believe that the 13th amendment should pertain to pets, which means pit-fighting should be a highly punishable crime, as well as Pomeranian fighting and any other type of dog fighting.
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