Lake County Fair in Illinois Hosts Controversial Banana Derby

pawsdownPaws Down!

To the Lake County Fair for contracting the Banana Derby.

    Capuchin and other monkey species are not well suited to being pets and don't belong in the entertainment industry.

Capuchin and other monkey species are not well suited to being pets and don’t belong in the entertainment industry.

In a recent news article regarding the Lake County Fair, residents have voiced concerns about the welfare and exploitation of the capuchin monkeys used in the popular “banana derby,” in which monkeys are tethered to the backs of running dogs to entertain fairgoers. Sandra Hart, a Lake County board member, and others signed a petition asking the Lake County Fair Association to discontinue contracting with Gilligan T. Monkey,LLC, the contractor who provides the show. The petition was denied. As long as people keep attending the banana derby, the fair will keep contracting them.

Take Action: Choose not to attend fairs that use exotic animals for entertainment purposes.

One Response to “Lake County Fair in Illinois Hosts Controversial Banana Derby”

  1. JUDITH TALBOT Says:

    There must be a better way to entertain this class of individuals. The audience themselves should be strapped to “raging” bulls” taking turns so that everyone will have pleasure and enjoyment of watching there fellow idiots panic in pain and fright as do these monkeys. AGAIN GREED wins out. The producers of this monstrositys children must be proud of what their parent(s) do for a living.


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