Stupid PETA Lawsuit Bankrupts Honest Photographer Over Monkey’s ‘Rights’

It was the wildlife photographer’s big break…
Until PETA turned it into his worst nightmare.

[PHOTO CREDIT: DAVID J SLATER]

It wasn’t a ‘fluke photo’. He worked at training the monkey to take a picture.

The idea was his. The effort was his. The equipment was his.

But PETA set out to destroy him anyway.

“Every photographer dreams of a photograph like this,” Slater said of the image of a primate grinning toothily into the lens. “If everybody gave me a pound for every time they used [the photograph], I’d probably have £40m in my pocket. The proceeds from these photographs should have me comfortable now, and I’m not.” — Read More

‘Now I’m not’ is an understatement. He’s considering dog-walking. Knowing PETA, they’ll probably sue for that, too.

A 45-minute hearing before a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco attracted crowds of law students and curious citizens who often burst into laughter. The federal judges also chuckled at times at the novelty of the case, which involves a monkey in another country that is unaware of the fuss.

Andrew Dhuey, attorney for British nature photographer David Slater, said “monkey see, monkey sue” is not good law under any federal act.

…People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sued Slater and the San Francisco-based self-publishing company Blurb, which published a book called “Wildlife Personalities” that includes the monkey selfies, for copyright infringement. It sought a court order in 2015 allowing it to administer all proceeds from the photos taken in a wildlife reserve in Sulawesi, Indonesia to benefit the monkey. –Read More

Do you know who WASN’T in court? DAVID J SLATER, the ruined freelancer who took that photo in the first place.

David Slater could not afford the air fare to San Francisco to attend the hearing on Wednesday. Nor can he afford to replace his broken camera equipment, or pay the attorney who has been defending him since the crested black macaque sued him in 2015, and is exploring other ways to earn an income. -Read More

These jackasses aren’t about ‘helping the animals’ they are fascists punishing heretics who don’t believe in and adhere to their flaky religion.

They ‘love’ animals but will destroy an honest man’s work for their agenda?

They need to take a breath and read this. Before they destroy even more honest people’s lives.

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