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

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 21: Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates his touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts in the first half at AT&T Stadium on December 21, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 21: Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates his touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts in the first half at AT&T Stadium on December 21, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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.

My new best friend.... Dallas Bryant world #throwupthex

A photo posted by Dez Bryant (@dezbryant) on

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