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Woman Sues for Visitation Rights with Elephant

A shocking story has been hitting news sites.  In Tennessee, a woman has sued for visitation rights with an elephant. The woman filed her lawsuit after she was fired from an animal refuge Center that she had co-founded.

It is said that Carol Buckley helped build The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, TN in 2995.  When the center was first established, she has one elephant named Tarra.

As the refuge grew, it got to the point where it was housing 20 elephants and Buckley became its CEO and primary fundraiser.  However, in 2009, Buckley was forced to take a leave of absence. Then, in March, she was fired and stripped of her duties.

Now, she is seeking $500,000 in damages from the refuge's new CEO as well as visitation rights to her elephant, Tarra.

If you are hoping to obtain visitation rights, know that having a family lawyer on your side can make a difference in your case.

Categories: Family Law, Visitation