We have just learned that Tommy—one of the four captive chimpanzees on whose behalf we first filed suit in New York State in Dec. 2013—was moved some months ago to a roadside zoo in Michigan.
Our legal team is investigating the situation and weighing all our options to get Tommy to Save the Chimps sanctuary where, for the first time in his almost 30 years of life in captivity, his right to bodily liberty can finally be respected.
Previously Tommy was imprisoned alone in a cage on a used trailer lot in Gloversville, NY.
That Tommy can be moved around in this way only underscores how completely vulnerable chimpanzees—and all other nonhuman animals—are to human interests when they’re considered merely legal things.
Please stay tuned for updates.
For more on Tommy’s case, visit his Court Cases page.