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Happy the elephant is ‘imprisoned’ in Bronx Zoo, argues advancing case

A case introduced by animal activists that argues an elephant is being “imprisoned” by a New York zoo is advancing to New York’s highest court.

The elephant, named Pleased, is a “cognitively advanced nonhuman animal” that must be free of the Bronx Zoo and transferred to a sanctuary, according to The Nonhuman Rights Project.

Greater than two dozen New York judges have beforehand dominated in opposition to Pleased and comparable instances, the Bronx Zoo said in December after the case was dismissed by a decrease courtroom. However The Nonhuman Rights Undertaking is now celebrating the New York Court docket of Appeals’ resolution to listen to the case.

“This marks the primary time in historical past that the very best courtroom of any English-speaking jurisdiction will hear a habeas corpus case introduced on behalf of somebody aside from a human being,” the Nonhuman Rights Project said in a statement. The group known as it a “landmark elephant rights case.”



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