Ikea monkey owner's supporters protest Toronto Animal Services

Yasmin Nakhuda with about 20 protesters, set up shop in front of Toronto Animal Services located at...

Yasmin Nakhuda with about 20 protesters, set up shop in front of Toronto Animal Services located at 1300 Sheppard Ave. W. in Toronto on Wednesday. She wants her monkey Derwin back. (Dave Thomas/QMI Agency

Jenny Yuen, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:27 AM ET

Darwin has no idea, but at least 20 humans are rooting for the runaway monkey to come home.

Outside a Toronto Animal Services building Wednesday, supporters of owner Yasmin Nakhuda held signs picturing the seven-month-old Japanese macaque.

“We are protesting Animal Services in the way they took Darwin away from us,” said Nakhuda, 43, who will appear in an Oshawa court Thursday in a bid to reclaim the pet she regards like a son. “All they can do is fine me, but they didn’t do that. The way they dealt with us was very cruel and very unfair.”


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