Animal rights activist and bigfoot researcher Claudia Ackley had filed a lawsuit in the Californian courts seeking to have the existence of bigfoot confirmed, and for the creature to be recognised as a real species deserving of protection.
Speaking on his Youtube channel, Todd Standing, one of Ackley’s colleagues, spoke of the suit:
“My colleagues and I have brought lawsuits, litigation, court cases to Canada and the United States; specifically to British Columbia, the province in Canada, and the state of California.”
Specifically, Standing wants the courts to recognise the footage he has acquired of Bigfoot.
“While I was there [in California] I went on an expedition, and actually was able to get some footage of a Sasquatch, some evidence of a Sasquatch. There is a significant amount of footage, from tracks to an altercation to a Sasquatch actually getting, grabbing an apple--and the whole thing was captured on video. There's a great deal of footage.”
The hearing is set for March 19th 2018 and will involve the researchers laying out their case. In the documents submitted they claim that the rejection of bigfoot by mainstream lawmakers (and most people) has led to a public health crisis, impacted the livelihoods of bigfoot researchers (I think this is a pretty telling complaint), and has resulted in a real species being denied protection from climate change and human activity.
Ackley and Standing are currently crowdfunding their legal fees of $20,000. Cash that is needed because “most lawyers see it as damaging to their practice.”
So what do you think? Does bigfoot deserve protection? Or is this a desperate attempt by some researchers to get attention and to legitimise their (questionable) career choices? Let us know in the comments below!