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News Update: Court Sides with Bronx Zoo in Elephant Case
Albany, NY - June 14, 2022 – The New York Court of Appeals has ruled in WCS’s favor and dismissed the Nonhuman Rights Project’s petition to grant a writ of habeas corpus to Happy, an Asian elephant at the Bronx Zoo, who has been the subject of this lawsuit since 2018. This marks the fourth court to rule against NRP in this case. In a 17-page majority decision released today, the Court of Appeals—the state’s highest court—agreed with WCS’s legal argume...
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NRP Continues to Misuse the Writ of Habeas Corpus, Potentially Risking the Health and Welfare of Happy, An Elephant at the Bronx Zoo
Bronx, NY – May 18, 2022 – The following statement was released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo: The lawyers advocating for Happy, an Asian elephant at the Bronx Zoo, are encouraged that the Court of Appeals of the State of New York will affirm the opinions of the lower courts and dismiss the habeas corpus petition filed by the NonHuman Rights Project (NRP) seeking personhood for Happy. With this appeal, NRP continues to misuse the writ of habe...
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Statement from the Bronx ZooBronx Zoo, Feb. 19, 2020 – The Bronx Zoo issued a statement today in connection with a lawsuit filed against the zoo by the NonHuman Rights Project. The statement concerns a judge’s dismissal of a case against the zoo in which the judge finds the elephant at the Bronx Zoo, Happy, “is not a “person” and is not being illegally imprisoned.” Said Jim Breheny, Director of the Bronx Zoo and EVP of Zoos & Aquarium at the Wildlife Conse...
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