Friday, September 13, 2013

The Ikea Monkey Decision - Darwin Wins - Here's the Decision

Here is today's Ikea Monkey decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

The case is Nakhuda v. Story Brook Far Primate Sanctuary.

It's quite a serious and thoughtful judgment that raises some very interesting issues concerning property rights, animal welfare  and the role of the state.

Comments to follow. 

But, in the meantime, my preliminary view is that Darwin won. He can stay at the sanctuary. He won't go "home". For one thing, he now won't have some of his teeth removed.


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