Elephants Deserve Legal ‘Personhood,’ New Lawsuit Argues

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Date: January 5th, 2018

Category: Nutty News

elephantIn the first case of its kind in the United States, an animal rights group has filed suit seeking legal personhood for elephants who are being kept at a Connecticut zoo.

“The Nonhuman Rights Project’s lawsuit on behalf of the elephants — Minnie, Beulah, and Karen — marks the first time in the world that a lawsuit has demanded that an elephant’s legal right not to be imprisoned and treated as a thing be recognized,” said Steven Wise, founder of the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), which filed the suit.

Wise is arguing that animals such as elephants, which have complex cognitive and social abilities, should not be counted as “things” under the law, meaning they “lack the capacity for any kind of legal rights,” he said.  More


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One Response to “Elephants Deserve Legal ‘Personhood,’ New Lawsuit Argues”

  1. Enough of the PC CRAP Says:

    These so called “Rights” groups have been dropped on their “Thing” too many times.

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