Monkeys are irate after a distasteful political cartoon depicted them stumping for the dark horse Republican presidential candidate.
"Sure we work for peanuts sometimes," one inconsolable primate protested, "but that doesn't mean we'll go out in front of an organ grinder for just anyone!"
The monkey's main point of contention was Senator Cruz's exploitation of the cartoon to try and drum up sympathy support for his campaign.
"Trust me, we are as mad as he is pretending to be," a howler monkey from the Bronx Zoo explained. "Nobody wants to be misrepresented, but when you take something like this, and try to totally blow it out of proportion to draw attention to yourself, it looks bad for everyone."
Primates have also said that this isn't the first time that the Republican Primary race has made them look bad, "First you have some loud mouth throwing around his weight like an 800 pound gorilla, and sporting an orangutan wig, and now this! Why can't these politicians go back to representing themselves as clowns like they usually do?"
There is no word if there will be any action taken by the WWF to have the cartoon removed from Senator Cruz's website, but the organization has stated that it will do everything it can to prevent candidates from trying to make associations with unrelated primates in the future.