Top state court dismisses efforts to free Bronx Zoo elephant | app

ALBANY, NY (AP) — New York’s highest court on Tuesday dismissed an effort to free Happy the elephant from the Bronx Zoo, ruling that she did not meet the definition of an unlawfully confined “person.”

The 5-2 ruling by the state Court of Appeals upholds an earlier court ruling and means Happy will not be released through habeas corpus proceedings, which is a way for people to challenge illegal confinement.

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