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No more monkey business: lawsuit over macaque’s ‘selfie’ is settled

A novel U.S. legal battle over who owned a famous smiling “selfie” taken by a critically endangered monkey six years ago - the animal who snapped the picture or the nature photographer who owned the camera - has been settled out of court. Attorneys for Naruto, a rare crested macaque, and for David Slater, a British photographer, announced that Slater has agreed to donate 25 percent of the photograph’s future revenue to charitable groups that protect Naruto and other members of his species in Indonesia. The two sides…

Game of Thrones actor warns about husky craze

LONDON: Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage on Tuesday urged fans of the series to stop buying huskies because of their similarity to fearsome "direwolves", as many were being quickly abandoned. "To all Game of Thrones' many wonderful fans, we understand that due to the direwolves' huge popularity, many folks are going out and buying huskies," the US actor, who plays Tyrion Lannister, said in a statement issued by the animal rights group PETA. "Shelters are... reporting that many of the huskies are being abandoned…

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ filmmakers accused of animal cruelty

LOS ANGELES: Animal lovers on Wednesday called for a boycott of the upcoming movie "A Dog's Purpose" after video footage emerged of an apparently terrified canine being forced into rushing water on the set. The 2015 video, published by the celebrity website TMZ, shows a German Shepherd struggling to get away from his handler at the edge of a pool with swirling water. "He ain't gonna calm down till he goes in the water, you just gotta throw him in," someone is heard saying on the video, as the dog claws at the edges of…