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Arguments in New York elephant rights case

By Lauren Choplin

Today the NhRP argued for a third time in the Bronx Supreme Court in support of our elephant client Happy‚Äôs right to liberty and her release from the Bronx Zoo to a sanctuary. Currently, Happy is held alone in an industrial cement structure lined with windowless, barred cages (the zoo‚Äôs ‚Äúelephant barn‚ÄĚ) while the¬† elephant exhibit is closed for the winter. She has been imprisoned at the Bronx Zoo since 1977 and forced to live alone for the past 14 years. Learn how the proceedings went and what will happen next in this video message from NhRP President Steven M. Wise and NhRP Staff Attorney Elizabeth Stein. Thank you to everyone who joined us today and expressed support from afar as we fight to free #FreeHappy! Stay tuned for further updates.

Learn more about Happy’s case here and how you can help free her to a sanctuary here.¬†

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