PETA Compares Sea World Whales To Slavery

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PETA is known for making outrageous statements and there most recent statement lives up to just that. The president of PETA, Ingrid E. Newkrik, recently released a statement that compares the whales at sea world to slavery:

“All five of these orcas were violently seized from the ocean and taken from their families as babies. They are denied freedom and everything else that is natural and important to them while kept in small concrete tanks and reduced to performing stupid tricks. The 13th Amendment prohibits slavery, and these orcas are, by definition, slaves.”

Of course, this has caused outrage in the black community. Read inside to see how some Black people have responded.

Project 21’s, an initiative of The National Center for Public Policy Research to promote the views of African-Americans, spokeswoman Shelby Emmett says,

“For PETA to compare penning killer whales to human slavery would be hysterical if it wasn’t so offensive. Our ancestors were raped, whipped, taken from their families, stripped of their religion and culture and defined as property. This is a perfect example of how the left now defines everything as a ‘civil rights movement’ — diluting the history of slavery and human cruelty. If our children are taught SeaWorld is the equivalent to the plantation, how will they ever understand the evils of slavery? Sadly, it seems that PETA, like the plantation owners of our past, also think humans are animals.”

David Steinberg, a professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, characterized PETA’s claims as “patently, absolutely frivolous” in an interview with The Guardian.

“The 13th Amendment abolished the abhorrent, despicable practice of the slavery of human beings,” he said. “PETA is demeaning the integrity and humanity of people who were owned as slaves. That is outrageous.”

In my opinion, it is pretty crazy to compares whales to slavery. How do you feel about this situation though?

Spotted @EURWeb

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. to compare seaworld whales to slavery is to imply that black americans are equal to animals- that is offensive to all black americans, including myself.

    we are in no way, any less capable psychologically, physically, or spiritually than white people. too assume that our skin color makes us animalistic in nature or in mentality is crazy

    and then to downplay what we went through in slavery opposed to the conditions sea world whales face? white people had books on the lineage of the horses they kept, but didn’t even care to remember who’s mother was who for their slaves, as we were treated WORSE than animals.

    so to PETA i say this: MOTHER FUCK YOU ALL FOR ALL THE BITCHASSNESS YOU RELEASE INTO THE ATMOSPHERE. NOBODY TAKES YOU SERIOUSLY, DUMB FUCKS… SMH

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