The 5-2 ruling came in a case where the Nonhuman Rights Project challenged the elephant’s confinement via habeas corpus. The closely watched case could impact other legal proceedings dealing with pets, farm animals and other zoo occupants.
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NYS High Court Rules Bronx Zoo-confined Elephant Not a Legal Person
The New York State Court of Appeals ruled Happy, an elephant living in the Bronx Zoo, is not a person. So reports CBS News.