Cetaceans and tort law


A woman is suing Brookfield Zoo (just outside of Chicago) after she slipped and fell after a performance by the zoo’s trained dolphins.

I quote:

In a suit filed this week in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Allecyn Edwards, claims she slipped and injured herself, blaming zoo keepers who “recklessly and willfully trained and encouraged the dolphins to throw water at the spectators in the stands, making the floor wet and slippery.”

She is asking for US$50,000. Amazing that one would go to a dolphin show, be warned that the first three rows will likely get wet (which they always warn about), and that people would get wet, and then after seeing the water on the floor chose to walk through it.


One Response to Cetaceans and tort law

  1. Beth says:

    There’s always one…sometimes people just suck. (shakes head)

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