Many years ago, I spent a year in Liberia, on the west coast of Africa, where my father was a U.S. State Department official. To shorten a long story, he and I were guests of a Paramount Chief at a native village way into the interior of the country. We were invited to dinner, and served a stew.
I don't pretend to remember the taste (it was more then 50 years ago) but we both finished our servings. It wasn't bad, helped along by local spices.
My father asked the chief, politely, what the stew ingredients were. The Chief said, with kind of a wink, that it was "tree antelope."
After we left the group, my father said to me that we'd just had a dinner of monkey-meat.
Does not seem to have done me any harm. Monkeys are still a staple of West African diet, where protein sources are desperately scarce.
It's just that there aren't many monkeys left.