On November 13th, 2017, the Nonhuman Rights Project filed the first-ever petition for habeas corpus on behalf of an elephant. Their clients are Beulah, Minnie, and Karen who have been imprisoned by the Commerford Zoo for many years, and forced to be a traveling circus. The lawsuit was filed in the Litchfield County, Connecticut Superior Court in Torrington. You can read the petition for habeas corpus, the supporting affidavits from the most prominent elephant experts in the w
CWI is proud to be supporting Dolphin Free AZ, which is doing the hard work on the ground of raising awareness about cruel dolphin captivity at Dolphinaris in Scottsdale, AZ. Thanks to a grant from Lush, we have provided the activists with a new suite of custom designed vinyl posters and sturdy backing for use at their monthly demonstrations. These demonstrations are crucial to raising awareness and continuing to educate the public about the inherent cruelty of confining dolp
We are thrilled to share the amazing news that today an Alabama county took possession of Nosey through court order, and she was transported to The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee pending a future hearing to determine whether she will be permanently seized from the Liebel family.
This is of course an outstanding result and reason to be hopeful about Nosey's future, though please be mindful that future legal challenges exist to ensure her permanent placement in sanctuary.
CWI Executive Director Carrie LeBlanc was please to offer our first-ever Vegan Tour of Whole Foods in Henderson, NV. This program was developed by Carrie in 2010 when she began a vegan advocacy program in Santa Barbara, California called Go Vegan Santa Barbara. CWI is pleased to now be resurrecting this program in a fantastic new partnership with the Whole Foods Markets located in the Las Vegas Valley. Throughout the 15-person tour, information was provided to support transit