Stop Strapping Monkeys on Dogs for Abusive Monkey Rodeo

Target: John Caracciolo, President and CEO of JVC Broadcasting

Goal: Ban the Banana Derby, also know as a monkey rodeo, from performing.

The notorious Banana Derby, or “monkey rodeo,” will soon be hosted in the Pennysaver Amphitheater, owned and operated by JVC Broadcasting. This is despite the derby having been cited by the USDA for violating the Animal Welfare Act. During the rodeos, a Capuchin monkey is strapped to sprinting dogs. The show is cruel and unnecessary.

Philip Hendricks, the exhibitor for the Banana Derby, has been cited multiple times for failing to provide enough proper, nutritious food, and adequate space for the animals. When these monkeys are not caged and being carted around the country, they are forced to perform. During these “performances,” the monkey is left with no control and is jerked around as a dog stops, turns, and sprints. It is not uncommon for injury to occur during this event.

Sign this petition and demand that the Pennysaver Amphitheater ban the Banana Derby from performing.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Caracciolo,

The Pennysaver Amplitheater is hosting many acts as it is the location for this year’s Brookhaven Fair. One of the acts, the Banana Derby, is a cruel spectacle that straps a small, defenseless monkey to a powerful, fast dog. The show is inhumane, unnecessary and reports indicate that it often results in injury to the monkeys.

When the Capuchin monkeys are not trapped in their cages and being carted around for shows, they are strapped onto a dog that is trained to make sudden stops, quick turns and run fast. The monkeys have no control, and the jerky movements appear to be painful for these small animals. The exhibitor for the Banana Derby, Philip Hendricks, has been cited multiple times by the USDA for violating the Animal Welfare Act. He has been cited for keeping the monkeys in too small of cages and for not providing proper, nutritious food.

Please consider canceling your plans with the Banana Derby. These monkeys belong in the wild, not in overcrowded arenas suffering for human entertainment.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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10 Comments

  1. Linda Cummings says:

    This is so stupid it defies all logic. What the hell is wrong with these people. I feel as if the Neanderthals are rising.

  2. What kind of sick bastards think this is fun??

  3. Katherine says:

    This is unbelievable that there has to be a petition signed to fight this * There is nothing right about this * There is nothing to think about * EVERYTHING about this is WRONG * This World will never get better * Everyone paying to see this is just as much as fault * Sick, sick, sick * These people are not human * What the Hell gives anyone the right to use our precious Animals like this?? You honestly make me sick

  4. This is absolutely sick….
    What s wrong with the US?? Are you that backwarded and primitive?

  5. Anne Moeller says:

    This is NOT entertanment it is ABUSE and must be stopped!!! The first way to stop this abuse is for people to stop going to this rodeo!!

  6. Now iv heard everything how much more stupid can people get. Get a life and stop this evil and spitefull act now

  7. this whoring sons just want MONEY – nothing else MONEY – MONEY.
    The animals do not matter
    Cursed animal torments

    why don’t you just piss off to the hell

  8. If your love MONEY so much instead of LOVES for all the ANIMALS BIG N SMALL, then your better get a dog,goat, cat or a monkey keep them as a pet n lern from them, so much Loves n compassions these animals have for your money face loveless humans! GOOD n BAD KARMA is REAL !! An eye for an eye! What you do to others good or bad, you will get it in return!! DO GOOD TO ALL KINDS OF ANIMALS AS THEY TOO HV FEELINGS N MUCH MORE LOVES THAN YOU LOVELESS SELFISH HUMANS HERE! GOD BLESS YOUR

  9. kay allan says:

    SOMETIMES I JUST RE-READ WHAT I HAVE JUST READ TO MAKE SURE THAT I READ IT RIGHT,WHY IN HEAVENS DO PEOPLE SINK SO LOW TO DO SUCH THINGS FOR ENTERTAINMENT, THEY MUST BE WEIRD HUMAN BEINGS TO START WITH, LOW LIFE ALL OF THEM

  10. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗️😠

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