NYWBA’s Animal Law and WBASNY’s Environmental Law Committees presents a webinar on June 20, 2022 at 6:00 – 7:30 PM (Eastern Time)
On May 18, 2022, the New York Court of Appeals heard the habeus corpus petition involving “Happy the Elephant” and considered whether she is a person under the law. Recent legal efforts in the environmental field have asked similar questions as to natural resources, such as lakes.
Join CELDF’s Terry Lodge, Esq., Law Office of Terry Jonathan Lodge as he presents an explanation of the somewhat different way that Happy should be perceived within a rights of nature perspective, not as a legal person but as a being imbued with rights that cannot be alienated. That, in essence, Happy doesn’t need a right to vote, but does need a say in her care which could be equivalent to ecosystem protections and benefits
Register by 6/15/22. Free to members of the public not seeking CLE credit as well as NYWBA and WBASNY members. Read more here.