Update 1/22/2018: A judge has ruled that Nosey will not be going back to her owner. Activists are celebrating the ruling as a victory. "Our focus was to offer and focus on actions that would lead to the rescue of Nosey — the poster child for all exploited and abused exotic animals," Karen Smith, organizer of Action for Nosey Now, told The Dodo. "Today marks success expressed in the best possible way: freedom for an abused animal ... Nevertheless, there are still too many Nosey’s that need us to speak for them — and we will."
Nosey, an elderly and arthritic elephant, was being carted through Alabama as part of a traveling circus act when something amazing happened.