The Elephant Sanctuary is not affiliated with the Nonhuman Rights Project’s “Free Happy” movement and has requested that The Sanctuary not be referenced in the Project’s ongoing campaign.
The Bronx Zoo is a well-respected and fellow-accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The Bronx Zoo released the following statement on its commitment to Happy. “All decisions regarding the health and welfare of the animals at the Bronx Zoo will continue to be made by our animal care experts who know them best. At this time, the veterinarians, keepers, and curators at the Bronx Zoo believe it is best for Happy to remain in familiar surroundings with the people she knows, relies on and trusts. We continually assess Happy’s situation and will make decisions based on what is best for her as an individual.” February 19, 2020, WCS News.