To be fair, this is no ordinary monkey we are talking about — but a service monkey. Sort of.
A Springfield, Missouri woman is suing — wait for it — Wal-Mart for discriminating against her 10-year-old bonnet macaque named Richard, who she says was not allowed to accompany her to the mega-store.
The woman, Debby Rose, insists that she be admitted to the store with Richard because the pet helps her with her social anxiety disorder. In essence, Rose contends, Richard is a service animal — much like a seeing eye dog.
But the Springfield-Greene County Health Department sees things a little differently. Which of course means they’re getting their asses sued as well.
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