Lawsuit urges 'personhood' for zoo elephants

An animal rights organization filed a writ of habeas corpus [text, PDF] Monday on behalf of three elephants owned by the Connecticut-based Commerford Zoo [website]. The writ was brought by the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) [advocacy website] for the confinement and mistreatment of the elephants. NhRP is seeking a status of “personhood” for the elephants […]

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