(PETA) Last week, Lawrence County District Court Judge Angela Terry declared that Nosey the elephant won’t be returned to the people who left her chained and swaying back and forth in her own waste.
BREAKING VICTORY: After decades of being chained, neglected, and forced to give people rides, Nosey the elephant will NOT be going back to her abusers. https://t.co/e58X63E3jf pic.twitter.com/taQAD0WJ9r
— PETA (@peta) January 22, 2018
PETA—whose campaign for Nosey started in 2004, when a whistleblower reported that she was being routinely abused with bullhooks and electric prods—is over the moon about the news. And countless other animal advocates took to Twitter to celebrate her freedom from her abusers.
Nosey’s road to justice was a long one. Over the years, PETA has persuaded venues not to host performances featuring the suffering elephant, persuaded local authorities to bar her captor Hugo Liebel’s elephant act, worked with elephant experts, engaged members of Congress, and obtained celebrity support in favor of her release into an accredited sanctuary where her needs could be met properly. Although Liebel’s attorney has threatened to appeal, PETA will continue to push to keep Nosey right where she is: at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, where she’s being given the care and protection that she deserved all along.
The District Court of Lawrence County, Alabama has issued an order in response to Nosey’s custody proceedings on December 15. Custody of Nosey remains in place. We are delighted by this progress toward The Sanctuary becoming Nosey’s lifetime home. pic.twitter.com/gHXwslhGac
— Elephant Sanctuary (@ElephantsTN) January 22, 2018
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Elephants just like Nosey still need your help. The notoriously cruel Garden Bros. Circus is scheduled to perform at locations across the southern U.S., and we need your help to let the venues planning to host it know about its atrocious record of abuse and neglect.
— PROTECT ALL WILDLIFE (@Protect_Wldlife) January 4, 2018
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