January 27, 2021

Join us for a Conversation with the Attorney who helped #FreeKaavan

Please join the Non-Human Rights Project's Executive Director, Kevin Schneider, for a conversation with Owais Awan, the attorney who fought in court for freedom and sanctuary for Kaavan the elephant.

In May 2020, the NhRP applauded a decision made by the Islamabad High Court in Pakistan that “without any hesitation” affirmed the rights of nonhuman animals and specifically ordered the release to sanctuary of an Asian elephant named Kaavan held in solitary confinement at the Marghazar Zoo. Chief Justice Athar Minallah’s decision, which relied in part on key decisions in the NhRP’s elephant rights cases, came about as a result of litigation brought by Owais Awan and Free the Wild, an organization co-founded by Cher.

We were honored to learn Owais’ efforts were in part inspired by our work, since a big part of what we seek to do is further a worldwide movement for nonhuman rights. Last November, Kaavan took his first steps into sanctuary.

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