The Philosophers' Brief in Support of Happy's Appeal

New York State Appellate Court (2021)
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Abstract

We submit this brief in support of the Nonhuman Rights Project’s efforts to secure habeas corpus relief for the elephant named Happy. The Supreme Court, Bronx County, declined to grant habeas corpus relief and order Happy’s transfer to an elephant sanctuary, relying, in part, on previous decisions that denied habeas relief for the NhRP’s chimpanzee clients, Kiko and Tommy. Those decisions use incompatible conceptions of ‘person’ which, when properly understood, are either philosophically inadequate or, in fact, compatible with Happy’s personhood.

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Gary Comstock
North Carolina State University
Andrew Fenton
Dalhousie University
Tyler John
Longview Philanthropy
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