Some good news for us here at punkeys.com. Monkeys and apes can’t sue!! That means we can feel free to write about the true “pro-primate agenda” without worrying about being taken to court. A loyal reader submitted this from the Houston Chronicle:

A Texas appeals court has affirmed a lower court decision that nine chimpanzees and monkeys that were brought to the Primarily Primates sanctuary in 2006 don’t have a legal right to sue.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals had sought to gain legal standing for the primates transferred from Ohio State University to the sanctuary after they were retired. PETA alleged that the sanctuary conditions were substandard and that it would be best for the seven chimps and two monkeys to be moved to another sanctuary.

The animals were later moved to the Chimp Haven sanctuary in Louisiana after the Texas attorney general placed Primarily Primates in receivership for six months. Primarily Primates, which has since restructured its board, is suing to have the animals returned.

The 4th Court of Appeals on Wednesday affirmed the lower court decision dismissing the case in September 2006.

PETA said it was considering whether to appeal.

You can plainly see their lawyer wasn’t very happy about this.

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