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A mother and baby orcas, also called killer whales, swim at Sea World in San Diego.
It's nice when sea life can work together. Exhibit A: Killer whales with shark lawyers.
The attorneys for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are set to face a federal judge on Monday in San Diego on behalf of five orcas at SeaWorld that the animal-rights group wants released on antislavery grounds.
Representation for Tilikum, Katina, Kasatka, Ulises and Corky believe the SeaWorld San Diego orcas, "should be covered by the 13th Amendment to the Constitution that bans slavery and involuntary servitude," explains the L.A. Times.
SeaWorld officials call the allegations "baseless," notes KCET, and want the court to dismiss the lawsuit, filed last October, as a publicity stunt.
"I went to the killer whale, I said, 'killer whale please...what do you do when your true love leaves?'" - M. Ward