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Protests to Free Ikea Monkey

As the Ikea Monkey tale evolves, things are getting downright ugly. The simian sartorialist’s human “mother” is staging an all out war to get her little friend back. First Yasmin Nakhuda staged a protest outside of the Toronto Animal Services building, reportedly with 6 to 20 others. She’ll now head to court to contest that Darwin, the seven-month-old macaque, was illegally taken from her. This will probably fail since it’s illegal to have a monkey as a pet in Toronto. Whatever the outcome is, the world loses: Apparently Darwin was going to wear a bow-tie for New Year’s Eve.