Cancel Cruel Monkey Rodeo

Monkey Rodeo Kelly

Target: Brian Schuman, President of Fair Productions, Inc.

Goal: End the cruel monkey rodeo occurring at the Brookhaven Fair.

An abusive monkey rodeo is being featured at this summer’s Brookhaven Fair. The fair is an annual occurrence meant to entertain families, and this year the Banana Derby monkey rodeo will be in attendance.

In monkey rodeos, a capuchin monkey is forced into a costume and tied to a dog while the dog runs a track. The dog is trained to make sudden starts and stops and can reach up to speeds of 30 miles per hour. These monkeys are jerked around and face a serious risk of injury.

Sign this petition to demand that the Brookhaven Fair ceases to host the Banana Derby and stops contributing to this animal abuse.


Dear Mr. Schuman

Your company sets up and sponsors the Brookhaven Fair in New York. This year the Banana Derby, a company that holds monkey rodeos, will be in attendance.

During monkey rodeos, a capuchin monkey is forced into a costume and strapped to a dog while the dog runs around a track. The dog is trained to make sudden starts and stops; this causes the monkey to be jerked around in every direction possible. There is very high risk of injury and the experience is terrifying for these monkeys.

Please do not host the Banana Derby. The event is cruel and unnecessary. Animals should not be forced into scary situations for the entertainment of people.


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  1. I heard of these 10 years ago, shocked they are allowed to continue.
    If I might say so, it shows the intelligence of the community.

  2. Kathryn Wills says:

    Hideously cruel. They provided ‘entertainment’ like this in medieval England. How can anyone think that forcing a monkey to behave so unnaturally can be anything but totally wrong, it’s animal torture and the poor WILD animal must be ter rified. The people who run this show are corrupt morally bankrupt scum. Yes indeed it’s hideously cruel and the people who pay to watch this are hideously thick. I would have cried my eyes out if someone had taken me to watch this as a little kid.

  3. jo bradley says:

    What kind of sick society we live in when morons think abusing animals in a monkey rodeo is entertainment. These animals must be terrified, shame on anyone who would pay to watch this vile show. Everyone should boycott and let them know this is unacceptable in 21st century.

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