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Connecticut Lawsuit Is the First to Claim Elephants as Legal Persons

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Connecticut Lawsuit Is the First to Claim Elephants as Legal Persons
Yesterday, the Nonhuman Rights Project filed a petition on behalf of three elephants being kept at a Connecticut zoo. The suit demands that the court recognize these animals as “legal persons” and release them to sanctuary, but given that the same legal team failed to secure similar personhood rights for chimps in New York, it’s not immediately clear how successful the new effort will be.
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