Chepstow photographer wins 'monkey selfie' legal battle

Credit: David Slater/Cater News Agency

A photographer from Chepstow has won a two-year legal battle against an animal rights group over a selfie photograph of a monkey.

The macaque monkey, called Naruto, took the selfie using David Slater's camera in an Indonesian jungle in 2011.

The group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), brought the case against Slater, listing themselves as a representative of Naruto.

The US court ruled animals cannot own copyrights. Mr Slater agreed to donate 25% of any future revenue of the photograph to charities that help crested macaque monkeys in Indonesia.

The case has brought up issues around expanding legal rights to non-human animals.