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Three Connecticut elephants were just given lawyers, and the case sways on free will

Mashable Tuesday, 14 November 2017 ()
A group of lawyers asked a Connecticut court on Monday to grant three traveling and working elephants "legal personhood," a status that would set these intelligent creatures free.

The lawyers, of the Nonhuman Rights Project organization, previously attempted to get courts in New York to recognize chimpanzees as persons, but...
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News video: Lawsuit: Three Captive Elephants Should Be Recognized As 'Legal Persons'

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A lawsuit filed in Connecticut asserts that three captive elephants should be recognized as "legal persons."

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