Apparently, US copyright law means that "non-human authors" do not have the right to automatic copyright of any photographs that they take. In the weird world of copyright, both an underlying image and subsequent alterations resulting in a final image are needed to have copyright bestowed on a person.
Most passengers aboard Air France flights probably have no idea that in the cargo holds right beneath their feet could huddle dozens of terrified monkeys locked in small boxes and headed for nightmarish laboratories or that their ticket supported a company that is knowingly delivering these unfortunate primate passengers to laboratories...
The BUAV believes strongly that the establishment of primate testing facilities in Mauritius will simply encourage further use of these animals at a time when their use is being challenged. We urge the people of Mauritius not to allow its country to be part of an industry that inflicts such great pain and suffering on primates.
When YouTube footage of this wild animal being tickled in a Russian flat appeared, however, the slow loris became an instant celebrity, with tens of millions of online views. The slow loris might look like a harmless, big-eyed baby Ewok from Star Wars, but it is actually the only poisonous primate in the world.