The Islamabad High Court in Pakistan has ruled that an elephant held in solitary captivity must be released to a sanctuary and affirmed that animals have “legal rights.”
Islamabad High Court Holds That Nonhuman Animals Have Legal Rights
New York Court Denies Habeas Corpus Relief for Happy the Elephant
New York Supreme Court Justice Tuitt has “regretfully” denied the Nonhuman Rights Project’s request for habeas corpus relief for an elephant named Happy currently confined to the Bronx Zoo. The decision was based on binding precedent by the state’s Appellate Division. The Nonhuman Rights Project has stated it will appeal the decision.
Connecticut Appellate Court Grants NhRP Permission to File Supplemental Brief
New York Court Grants Temporary Restraining Order Prohibiting Removal of Elephant
The Supreme Court of the State of New York has granted a preliminary restraining order, in place until a further hearing on October 21, which prohibits the Bronx Zoo from moving Happy the elephant out of the State of New York. The order was requested by the Nonhuman Rights Project in conjunction with their suit intending to free Happy.