It is appalling that the Yale Daily News would refer to vervet monkeys as “Yale’s newest collaborators;” it is morally on par with blaming a woman for being raped or describing her as a “collaborator” in the assault.

Animals who have been taken from their homeland, torn from their familes, forced to live in captivity and slated for death cannot honestly be described as “collaborators.” They are victims, and they deserve our support.

Ian Smith

Oct. 20