We've been <a href="http://www.wcmlaw.com/blog/Default.aspx?g=posts&t=521">following </a>the killer whales-as-people controversy. The federal court has now <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/judge-dismisses-case-seeking-slavery-protection-for-orcas-in-lawsuit-against-seaworld/2012/02/08/gIQAvanqzQ_story.html">weighed in</a>. Killer whales are not people. So, they don't get the benefit of the 13th Amendment's prohibition against slavery. Sorry, Shamu.
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