© 2023 Peoria Public Radio
A joint service of Bradley University and Illinois State University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
WCBU is undergoing major tech upgrades which could cause interruptions in our streams. Thank you for your patience.

The case to free Happy the elephant from the Bronx Zoo

Is an elephant a person? For some, the answer may be a clear ‘no.’ But many animal rights advocates believe that animals, including elephants, should receive legal protections similar to humans.

The debate is at the center of a trial now underway in New York state’s top appellate court — and it has implications for animals across the country and perhaps around the world.

Host Anthony Brooks speaks with author and Harvard historian Jill Lepore.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.