31 May '13, 5pm

IKEA Monkey trial begins in Toronto: Darwin's mom is fighting to get her monkey back.

IKEA Monkey trial begins in Toronto: Darwin's mom is fighting to get her monkey back.

I previously pondered the Lessons from Darwin, The IKEA Monkey , wondering if there wasn't something a bit sick about treating one's pet like a child. The famous monkey, found wandering about a Toronto IKEA parking lot in a shearling coat and a diaper, was taken to an animal sanctuary by the authorities and now mom wants him back. We get to see the question played out in the court of law, in the new Darwin Monkey Trial in Toronto. We don't have Spencer Tracy for the defence, Frederic March for the prosecution and M*A*S*H's good old Harry Morgan as the judge, like they did in Inherit the Wind , but we do have Toronto real estate lawyer Yasmin Nakhuda, Darwin's "mom", fighting for custody. Instagram random photo/Screen capture Although it isn't legally that; According to the National Post, As the judge who has heard the interim motions has made clear, the case is not a custo...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/ikea-monkey-tr...

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