Streamed live on May 18th, 2022

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We expect a decision in 4-6 weeks. The hearing begins at 1:06:28.

Scroll down to learn more about our client, our fight to #FreeHappy, and how you can help.

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We expect a decision in 4-6 weeks. The hearing begins at 1:06:28.

Scroll down to learn more about our client, our fight to #FreeHappy, and how you can help.

Monica Miller

The NhRP attorney who argued for Happy's right to liberty

Monica Miller has been with the NhRP since our founding and served as lead counsel in over 30 federal cases, including before the US Supreme Court. Monica is one of the youngest women to argue before the Supreme Court.

Who's joined us in the fight

The breadth and depth of support for Happy's right to liberty

In addition to the affidavits submitted by elephant cognition and behavior experts at the outset of our litigation, the NhRP’s legal fight for Happy’s freedom has gained the support of experts on habeas corpus, animal law, philosophy, religion, and more.

The Fight to #FreeHappy

The Fight to #FreeHappy

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Gigi Glendinning

Photo Credit: Gigi Glendinning

Happy stands before a gate  in the Bronx Zoo elephant exhibit. Credit: Gigi Glendinning

Photo Credit: Gigi Glendinning

Nonhuman Rights Project presents the:

Photo Credit: Lukas Maverick Greyson

Elephants together in nature

Photo Credit: Jürgen Ritterbach

Captivity and isolation cause elephants to suffer

Happy's elephant companions at the Bronx Zoo have all died. The Bronx Zoo is now forcing her to live alone in a small unnatural environment that prevents her from exercising her autonomy, despite the physical and mental suffering this is known to cause elephants.

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