Hendry monkey facility case going to trial

Posted at 10:49 PM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 23:01:52-05

HENDRY COUNTY, FLA. -  Instead of ending a high-profile lawsuit over two Hendry County monkey farms, a judge ruling the case will go to trial. 

A jury will now decide whether county officials broke the law by approving both facilities, which house thousands of monkeys for biomedical research. 

The case hinges on whether county staffers broke Florida's Sunshine State Law by permitting two monkey farms without telling the public. 

All of this stems from a lawsuit filed in 2014 by the nonprofit animal legal defense fund.