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Elephants are autonomous and conscious, and deserve their day in court

Ephrat Livni
Elephants are autonomous and conscious, and deserve their day in court

“Legal personhood” is not as straightforward as it sounds. For example, in the US, corporations are considered “legal people” in certain contexts because it’s recognized that an entity can also be a “person.” Now, the Nonhuman Rights Project is suing on behalf of three elephants in the Commerford Zoo in Connecticut, claiming that they, too,…