By Erin Strecker
September 18, 2012 at 08:13 PM EDT
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Animal Practice may be a comedy, but there’s nothing amusing about how showbiz animals are treated, according to PETA.

The animal-rights group has planned a protest in front of NBC Studios in Hollwood tomorrow because of the network’s new show, which — as anyone who has seen the commercial is more than aware — features  monkeys.

On the Facebook page advertising the event, which has 29 people “Going” so far, the PETA people asked that everyone wear black, and said that “monkey masks” will be provided.

PETA wrote on their website:

“There is nothing glamorous about showbiz for primates, big cats, bears, and other animals who are used in television, film, or advertising; exploited as sports mascots; or used as props in novelty displays. Torn away from their mothers as infants, these animals are subjected to abusive training methods and forced to spend most of their lives in small, filthy cages, deprived of everything that is natural and important to them.”

EW reached out to a publicist for Animal Practice, who has yet to respond.

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