Are animals 'persons'? New York court hears the case of Happy the elephant

An elephant at the Bronx Zoo has become a cause célèbre for animal rights activists.

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  • A 47-year-old Asian elephant's final years are at issue in legal proceedings.
  • The larger question is whether or not animals are entitled to habeas corpus rights.
  • Several judges have gone on record stating that courts need to face the issue of legal rights for animals such as Happy.
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Canine Pups Befriend Cheetah Cubs to Save the Species

One day, we might be able to say that the dog saved the cheetah from extinction.

 

Winspear the cheetah and Amani the black Labrador at their first birthday party. Their birthday treat was a chicken-flavored giant popsicle. [Photo: NBC 5 News]

Kittens and puppies growing up together isn’t that strange, but most people don’t imagine this with baby cheetahs in the mix.

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Giraffes and Cheetahs Are Going Extinct, Warn Scientists. Why Should Humans Save Them?

Cheetahs and giraffes have been placed on the conservation "red list" due to collapsing populations.

Experts are warning that two iconic animals are nearing extinction. 

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