Judges Don’t Take Well to a Lawsuit Arguing an Elephant in a New York Zoo is a Person
By Larry Keane
Human judges at the New York Court of Appeals appeared irritated that human attorneys representing an anti-hunting group clogged up their docket to argue that Happy the elephant, an animal in the care of the Bronx Zoo, is not an animal but instead is ‘a person.’
The case has wide-ranging implications on hunting, conservation and animal agriculture communities and for wildlife management from sea to sea.
“If Happy is a person, does that mean that I couldn’t keep a dog?,” Judge Jenny Rivera asked the attorneys representing the Nonhuman Rights Project, Inc.
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