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Photographer wins 'monkey selfie' legal fight

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Learning, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

  2. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Missed the focus on the eyes anyway, can't see what all the noise is about :)
     
  3. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Can they train the monkey to sign prints?
     
  4. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Possibly, but he's currently too busy typing the complete works of Shakespeare.
     
  5. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    He started on the works of Shakespeare but had to break off to negotiate a book deal.
     
  6. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    I wonder just how much PETA wasted on this?
    All because they used a photo without permission (If I remember correctly) and then tried to fob it off as a fight for animal 'rights':rolleyes:

    They have gone down a lot in my estimation. Wiki shows that in 2014 they had an income of $43 million. They couldn't just pay a man for a photo?
     
  7. saxacat

    saxacat Well-Known Member

    PETA appears to care more about its balance sheet, than animal welfare.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/05/pets-shelter-euthanization-rate_n_6612490.html
     
  8. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

  9. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Interesting that Roger, considering what the E in PETA stands for!

    E for Ethical!
     
  10. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    I thought it stood for "eat". ;)
     
  11. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    That is interesting.
    50 million a year income and they kill all those animals? It's also interesting how one's opinion can change suddenly - they are now not just low, they are on the list of pus-sucking $hit heads who should be buried up to their necks in pig $hit - upside down. But that's just one man's opinion:(
     
  12. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    That might be more accurate
     
  13. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    They have not gone down in my estimation whatsoever. They, and any other animal charity have never been up in my estimation ever.
     
  14. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    I have a lot of respect for many animal charities. PETA do some good work around the world, but one is judged by one's lows, not highs.
    For an organisation to do good work around the world and then kill animals on their own doorstep is...well, I would probably get a ban for saying it here.

    They don't realise that killing pet animals only increases the number of strays, and increases the likelihood that more pets will come from puppy farms.
     
  15. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Exactly - they are so hell bent on fulfilling their own agenda that they never seem to consider the wider implications.
     
  16. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    An unfortunate trait shared by all these single issue organisations sad to say.
     
  17. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Geoff,

    That was pretty much the point. I had assumed that most people knew what it stood for.

    Cheers,

    R.
     
  18. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Sorry Roger, I have had a long week!
    I do however suspect that there are people out there who are unaware, possibly some of them PETA members
     
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  19. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Geoff,

    On the evidence, quite possibly indeed!

    Cheers,

    R.
     

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