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Zoom Seminar: Brief Filed with New York’s Highest Court in Landmark Elephant Rights Case

By Mickey Suzuki

On July 6th, the NhRP filed a brief with New York’s highest court in our habeas corpus case demanding the right to bodily liberty of an elephant named Happy held alone in captivity in the Bronx Zoo.

In May, the New York Court of Appeals—one of the most influential state courts in the US—agreed to consider the NhRP’s arguments on behalf of Happy the elephant, thereby marking the first time in world history that the highest court of an English-speaking jurisdiction will hear a case that demands that a nonhuman animal be given a legal right.

Please join the NhRP’s president and founder Steven M. Wise along with Happy’s New York counsel Liddy Stein on Tuesday, July 13th for a Zoom seminar on the arguments in our brief, why this brief is important, and what’s to come in Happy’s case.

Date: Tuesday, July 13th
Time: 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT (check for your local time here)

Please click here to register for the Zoom seminar.

If you have any questions you’d like answered about Happy’s case, please feel free to email us ahead of time at You may also ask them live via the Zoom chat window towards the end of the seminar. This seminar will be recorded and posted to our YouTube channel for you to rewatch and share afterwards.

If you have any issues getting into the Zoom seminar at the start time, please jump on to our Facebook or YouTube pages where we will also broadcast the seminar live. 

You can help by sharing this announcement widely using this blog post link or our posts on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn.

Looking forward to seeing you next Tuesday!

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