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Court Rules Elephant Nosey Will Remain in Sanctuary

By Lauren Choplin

We are thrilled Nosey will finally have the chance to rediscover her autonomy at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. Like Beulah, Karen, and Minnie, our elephant clients in Connecticut, she has spent most of her life being forced to perform in circuses, fairs, and other forms of human entertainment without the ability to choose how to live her life. May Nosey’s story energize all elephant advocates even further, to demand what, as a matter of justice, equity, and scientific fact, these extraordinary beings are long overdue: recognition of their legal personhood and fundamental right to bodily liberty. Congratulations and our thanks to all the individuals and organizations that tirelessly worked for this outcome—true sanctuary for Nosey—over a period of many years.

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