PETA goes ape over Dez Bryant’s monkey

dezbryantmonkeyThe Center for Medical Progress may have just released another undercover video detailing the horrific harvesting of baby heads during abortions by Planned Parenthood, but the media couldn’t care less.  Not when there’s more pressing issues like Dez Bryant buying a monkey. Seriously, people. This isn’t reality. This is the mainstream media at work.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) went completely bonkers when Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant posted a picture of his new pet monkey (which he named Dallas) on Instagram. That brought out the media hounds at PETA, who love exploiting celebrities for their own gains. They even contacted local police and issued a statement condemning Bryant and demanding he give up the monkey:

“Monkeys belong in the wild—not in the hands of football players who acquire exotic animals just to make a splash on Instagram,” says PETA Foundation Deputy Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement Brittany Peet 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.”

It should be noted that PETA doesn’t actually save any animals or run rescue shelters like real animal care groups like the SPCA and the Humane Society. They just issue press releases and bring attention to themselves.

Dez Bryant’s little friend will likely get more media attention than all the Planned Parenthood undercover videos combined. The media’s selective outrage is at it again, hoping you’ll be distracted by a monkey and won’t notice they really aren’t doing their job to report actual news.

whosmonkeySource: KDFW Fox 4 (Dallas)

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