Target: Pat O’Conner, CEO of Minor League Baseball
Goal: Ban cruel monkey rodeos from all minor league baseball events.
At Minor League Baseball events across the nation, monkey rodeo shows are being performed to entertain the crowds. Unfortunately, monkey rodeos are extremely dangerous and scary for the animals involved.
At monkey rodeos, capuchin monkeys are strapped to dogs while the dogs sprint around a track. The dogs are also trained to make sudden stops, which painfully jolt the monkeys in all different directions. Injury is very common during this event. In addition, this is all done while the crowd screams and chants. The chaos is extremely scary for the monkeys.
A majority of these monkeys come from the company Wild Thang Productions, which has been cited numerous times for violating the Animal Welfare Act. These violations include not providing adequate barriers between the animals and the people, not providing adequate shelter and not cleaning the living areas properly. In addition, all the monkeys for Wild Thang Productions have had their teeth removed. This is a cruel practice that was recently banned by the USDA.
Sign this petition and demand Minor League Baseball ban monkey rodeos from all events. It is a sad life for these animals and it is all for unnecessary “entertainment.”
Dear Mr. O’Conner,
At minor league baseball events across the nation, monkey rodeo shows are being performed to entertain crowds. The event is gaining popularity; however, the rodeos are extremely dangerous and scary for the animals involved.
The sudden starts and stops painfully jolt the monkeys in all possible directions. While the monkey is dealing with the stress of being strapped to an unpredictable dog, the crowd screams and chants, which only makes the situation scarier.
Monkey rodeos are completely unnecessary and by canceling them, these monkeys would be spared from the terrible mental and possibly physical trauma. Please consider banning monkey rodeos from all Minor League Baseball events. These animals belong in the wild, not in stadiums putting on shows for humans.
[Your Name Here]
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