Notices of Appeal in New York State Petitions

January 10th, 2014: The Nonhuman Rights Project today filed Notices of Appeal in the cases of Tommy (NY State Third Judicial Department), Kiko (Fourth Judicial Department), and Hercules and Leo (Second Judicial Department). Each lawsuit involves a separate appeal, and since the chimpanzees are imprisoned in three different judicial departments, there will be three separate [...]

Transcript of the Hearing re Kiko

The court hearing in the County of Niagara, NY, in the case of Kiko the chimpanzee was held on December 9th, 2013, by telephone. A pdf copy of the transcript is available here.

Transcript of the Hearing re. Tommy

Note: A pdf copy of the transcript is available here.        NEW YORK STATE        SUPREME COURT                             COUNTY OF FULTON        ———————————————————-        In the Matter of a Proceeding under Article 70 of the CPLR        for a Writ of Habeas Corpus,                              Petitioners,              -against-                    Index No. 02051        PATRICK C. LAVERY, Individually and [...]

Press Release on NY Judges’ Decisions

Nonhuman Rights Project advances to New York State appellate courts in three chimpanzee rights cases. As expected, lower courts deny writs of habeas corpus. But judges provide encouragement

New York Cases – Judges’ Decisions and Next Steps

Tuesday Dec. 10th: Yesterday, we completed the first round of court proceedings on behalf of the four chimpanzees in New York State – Tommy, Kiko, Hercules and Leo – whom we’re seeking to have released to sanctuaries. There are three lawsuits. (Hercules and Leo are together for one of the three petitions we filed since [...]

Legal Documents re Hercules and Leo

The petition regarding Hercules and Leo was filed in New York State Thursday December 5th. The press release is available as a pdf here. The court filings are as follows:

Legal Documents re. Kiko the Chimpanzee

The petition regarding Kiko was filed in New York State Tuesday December 3rd. The press release is available as a pdf here. The court filings are as follows:

About the Lawsuits Filed re. Chimpanzees in NY State

On Monday December 2, the Nonhuman Rights Project filed the first in a series of lawsuits on behalf of chimpanzees in New York State. * Details of the suits are here. * The official press release is here. * Bios on the four chimpanzees are here. * Legal documents and court filings for Tommy are [...]

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:

Press Release re. NhRP Lawsuit, Dec. 2nd 2013

This morning, the Nonhuman Rights Project issued the following press release. FIRST-EVER LAWSUITS FILED ON BEHALF OF CAPTIVE CHIMPANZEES TO DEMAND COURTS GRANT THEM RIGHT TO BODILY LIBERTY