PETA wants Dez Bryant investigated for 'possible illegal possession' of monkey

November 2, 2015

Dez Bryant made his return to the field on Sunday, but once again he's making waves off of it.

The mercurial Cowboys wideout posted a picture of a monkey recently, which he adorably named Dallas. Check out the original post.

Well, PETA is not happy about "the possible illegal possession of an infant capuchin monkey." They want to stage an intervention immediately.

"Monkeys belong in the wild -- not in the hands of football players who acquire exotic animals just to make a splash on Instagram," PETA Foundation Deputy Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement Brittany Peet said in a statement. "This baby capuchin was torn away from his mother shortly after birth and needs special care that can now only be provided by wildlife experts who will be able to ensure that he gets the love and attention he deserves."


Bryant on Sunday returned to the field for the first time since Week 1, but had a quiet day. Shadowed by Richard Sherman, Bryant only caught two passes for 12 yards in the Cowboys' 13-12 loss to the Seahawks. Bryant caused much more of a stir after the game by lighting up the media.