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October 03, 2018 - am New York

Bronx Zoo's Happy the elephant is unlawfully imprisoned, lawsuit claims

Bronx Zoo's Happy the elephant is unlawfully imprisoned, lawsuit claims

The Nonhuman Rights Project contends Happy — a 47-year-old Asian elephant who is kept in isolation — has been unlawfully imprisoned at the zoo, and petitioned a State Supreme Court judge for a writ of habeas corpus in its lawsuit. Steven M. Wise, the group's founder and director, said elephants her age need to walk more than 20 miles a day and have interaction with groups. The services are not provided by the zoo, he said, thus denying her "common law right to bodily liberty."

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