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Happy news: A wise appeals court refuses to force the Bronx Zoo to free an elephant

Happy news: A wise appeals court refuses to force the Bronx Zoo to free an elephant
Elephants aren’t people.

xml:space="preserve"> xml:space="preserve"> In this Oct.18, 2020, Bronx Judge Allison Tuitt dismissed the Nonhuman Rights Project's petition to have the elephant declared to have human-like rights and transferred to a sanctuary.That’s the real-world translation of the important ruling a Manhattan appellate court handed down Thursday, dealing what is hopefully a final defeat to the quixotic Nonhuman Rights Project by establishing that Happy, the 49-year-old non-human held in the Bronx Zoo, can’t win her freedom by way of a common-law writ of habeas corpus.2, 2018 file photo, Bronx Zoo elephant "Happy" strolls inside the zoo's Asia Habitat in New York.

(Bebeto Matthews/AP) Elephants aren’t people.But elephants aren’t people.

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