Rose Parade’s Seaworld Float Protestor Plans Unusual Court Defense

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Amanda Slyter—one of 16 protesters arrested for “interfering with a special event” after blocking the SeaWorld float at the Rose Parade— is scheduled to go to trial on Wednesday and her defense counsel reportedly will argue an unusual legal defense.Sources say Slyter’s defense team will argue that the capture and lifetime confinement of orcas in SeaWorld’s concrete tanks constitute an emergency that necessitates action and that, therefore, her disruption of a propaganda plan to support continued captivity must be permitted under law.This is possibly the first time that “necessity” (also known as the “less of two evils” or “greater good” defense) has been argued exclusively to justify action taken to prevent harm done to captive animals used in entertainment.Outside the courthouse, dozens of PETA supporters are expected to hold signs that read, “Boycott SeaWorld!”“Every day that orcas suffer in captivity, denied everything that is natural and important to them for the sake of a theme park’s bottom line, is an emergency,” Slyter says. “PETA and I are pleading with everyone to help these orcas by rejecting SeaWorld’s prisons—and by demanding that the orcas be moved to coastal sanctuaries.” First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Herbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Subscribe 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img More Cool Stuff Business News Community News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  News Feature Stories Rose Parade’s Seaworld Float Protestor Plans Unusual Court Defense Dozens of Spirited PETA Supporters Set to Gather in Support of Woman’s Resolve to Stop Orca Abuse From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | 11:01 am Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img

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