Legal Documents re. Tommy the Chimpanzee

The Nonhuman Rights Project’s first series of lawsuits are being filed on Dec 2nd, 3rd and 5th in New York State. The press release is available as a pdf here. The court filings on behalf of Tommy on Monday December 2nd 2013 are as follows:* Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus for Tommy
* Memorandum of Law in Support of Order to Show Cause and Writ of Habeas Corpus and Order Granting the Immediate Release of Tommy.
* Trust Document attached as “Exhibit A – Trust
* Affidavit of Steven M. Wise, dated December 2, 2013; Attached as Exhibit “Wise Affidavit
* Affidavit of Sarah Baeckler Davis, dated November 26, 2013; Attached as Exhibit “Baeckler Davis Affidavit
* Affidavit of James R. Anderson, dated November 20, 2013; Attached as Exhibit “Anderson Affidavit
* Affidavit of Christophe Boesch, dated November 19, 2013; Attached as Exhibit “Boesch Affidavit
* Affidavit of Jennifer M.B. Fugate, dated November 22, 2013; Attached as Exhibit “Fugate Affidavit
* Affidavit of Mary Lee Jensvold, dated November 21, 2013; Attached as Exhibit “Jensvold Affidavit
* Affidavit of James King, dated November 21, 2013; Attached as Exhibit “King Affidavit
* Affidavit of Tetsuro Matsuzawa, dated November 23, 2013; Attached as Exhibit “Matsuzawa Affidavit
* Affidavit of William C. McGrew, dated November 21, 2013; Attached as Exhibit “McGrew Affidavit
* Affidavit of Mathias Osvath, dated November 19, 2013; Attached as Exhibit “Osvath Affidavit
* Affidavit of Emily Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, dated November 22, 2013; Attached as Exhibit “Savage-Rumbaugh Affidavit

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14 Responses to “Legal Documents re. Tommy the Chimpanzee”
  1. diana graham says:

    great! genial, I am a doctor, but often wish I had chosen law, so I could fight animal cruelty. Anyone who comes into my office for cosmetic treatments (I’m a dermatologist) wearing fur I charge $20 more, and then donate this to great organizations like animal legal rights funds and others. I thank you for your courage and really pray the tides are turning, animals have rights, and need great lawyers, thank you with all my heart.

  2. Dane Johnson says:

    Congratulations to Steve and everyone working with NhRP on reaching this step. I’m hopeful that it will have an equally historic outcome for Tommy, Kiko, Hercules, Leo, and all of us.

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