Ironically, 48-year-old Happy the elephant is anything but happy. She has lived in captivity almost her entire life and has been forced to live alone for the last 13 years in the Bronx Zoo. Elephants are extremely intelligent animals and have complex social needs to maintain their psychological welfare, says Wild Welfare. Many advocacy groups recognize this, and The Nonhuman Rights Project has expressed that they would like to move her from a “one-acre prison” at the zoo to a more spacious sanctuary.

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It’s heartbreaking to imagine the many years of loneliness and pain that she has endured. Her health and psychological well-being are at-risk the longer she lives in isolation. Zoos won’t do the right thing until the wrong thing stops being profitable. Not only can you sign this petition, but you can choose not to support animal captivity. Happy deserves to live out the rest of her life free in a sanctuary.

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