Really? Seriously? Even if it is in California it is still hard for me to believe that a federal court is seriously giving this lawsuit the time of day? PETA claims that the "employment" of the orcas at SeaWorld violates the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution that prohibits slavery.
Although this approach might be novel it is not the first time that PETA has attempted in a court of law to extend human rights to animals. I love animals but I don't buy the proposition that animals have human rights.
Court to decide if SeaWorld whales are illegal 'slaves'