Cancel Inhumane Monkey Rodeo

Monkey Rodeo Kelly

Target: Clark Minker, League Director of Wilmington Blue Rocks

Goal: Cancel the several “Cowboy Monkey Rodeo” events occurring at the Wilmington Blue Rocks’ stadium.

Several events called the “Cowboy Monkey Rodeo” will be hosted at a baseball team’s stadium this summer. The Wilmington Blue Rocks are a Minor League Baseball team located in Delaware.

At the “Cowboy Monkey Rodeo,” a capuchin monkey is dressed up and strapped to a dog who is trained to abruptly start, stop and run up to 30 miles per hour around a track. The monkeys are jerked around in every direction and face a high risk of getting injured.

This event is inherently cruel and unnecessary. It is extremely stressful for the animals and they could potentially injure themselves. Sign this petition and demand the Wilmington Blue Rocks cancel this event.


Dear Mr. Minker,

This summer, the Wilmington Blue Rocks’ stadium is planning on hosting several events called “Cowboy Monkey Rodeo.” At this event, a capuchin monkey is forced into a costume and strapped to a dog that sprints around a track.

Dogs can reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour, and these dogs are trained to start and stop abruptly. These abrupt changes of pace and high speeds cause the monkey to be jerked around in every direction possible. The monkeys face a very high risk of getting injured during the event.

It is unnecessary and cruel to let these events happen. Animals should not be forced into uncomfortable and frightful situations for mere entertainment. Please consider cancelling these events.


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  1. Terminate the employment of these brainless cruel animal abusing scumbags.

  2. sabita patwardhan says:

    Hope fervently that the biggest punishment of all awaits these bastards but it will never ever atone for what these animals go through.

  3. Simon Rickman says it all for me. These morons need to hit the small ball with the big stick. That’s what they want to do and they should keep on doing it, but everything else is over their head! And it’s Trump’s boys, his kids, that enjoy cruel sports; Trump himself doesn’t do the ‘cruel to animals’ thing anymore (and I think he’s embarrassed that his boys still do.)

    ANYWAY, cruelty to animals is no longer accepted. Quit doing it or loose everything!!!! (including your balls and your sticks.)

  4. It has come to my attention that the Wilmington Blue Rocks will be entertaining “Cowboy Monkey Rodeo” events at your stadium this summer. How very sad. These little monkeys are absolutely defenseless and the owners clearly have no consideration for their welfare; they are only in this for the money. Perhaps you were unaware that monkeys who are exploited for events such as these are not only in danger of bodily harm, but also from acute and long-lasting psychological pain. I implore you, please cancel these events at once and pledge to leave all animals out of future activities at the stadium.

  5. CANCEL THIS ABSURD EVENT PERMANENTLY — name the idiot-psycho who came up with this cruel & unconscionable idea —

    There are so many ways to get your jollies BUT to inflict such torment on a monkey just for kicks is beyond reason!


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