Monkey has no ownership, nor does Monsarrat, based on being photographed. The ridiculous case I was mentioning was one where a monkey was the one to 'take' a selfie and PETA is trying to award the monkey the copyright. It is predicated on caselaw that the copyright goes to the one using the camera, not the owner or subject (which speaks to how ridiculous it is for Monsarrat to be taking the legal actions he is)What if its a photo OF a monkey?
There's also the question over whether Peta has identified the correct monkey. Slater claims the macaque in the photograph is a female, and it a completely different age to the six-year-old Naruto Peta is representing."I'm bewildered at the American court system," Slater told the Guardian. "Surely it matters that the right monkey is suing me."