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NAPSA is proud to share the collective expertise of its members in national and global news media.

Animal activists decry Broward County Fair’s Banana Derby

A Florida fair features cruel monkey rodeos, and advocates are speaking up about the harmful practice

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Frederick Keys, Stop Archaic and Cruel Monkey Rodeos

Frederick, MD resident Alysoun Mahoney wrote a letter asking the Frederick Keys baseball team to finally stop hosting monkey rodeos.

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Experts agree: Monkeys Should Not Be in the Entertainment Industry

NAPSA’s Program Director Erika Fleury wrote a guest column about a harmful monkey rodeo taking place in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Yard Goats Cancel Cowboy Monkey Rodeo After Calls From Animal Welfare Groups

NAPSA’s Program Director Erika Fleury was interviewed by the Hartford Courant regarding the cancellation of yet another monkey rodeo.

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Activists Protest Banana Derby Show at Northport Firemen’s Fair

A carnival attraction featuring monkeys at the Northport Firemen’s Fair has drawn criticism from animal-rights activists, even as the proprietor of the act defends his treatment of the animals.

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Controversy as Monkey Jockeys Race on Dogs

A popular event at a Long Island fair that features races between monkeys dressed as horse jockeys and tethered to dogs with Velcro is drawing sharp criticism from animal welfare experts who call the event “cruel and abusive” and dangerous to the animals.

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Is it Time for the Cowboy Monkey Rodeo to Go Extinct?

There’s an entertainment act that’s showing up at Minor League Baseball games in which border collies take the field with capuchin monkeys strapped onto their backs.

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Beloved Blue Rocks Cowboy Monkey Rodeo Riles PETA

Monkey see, monkey do, monkey cause PR nightmare.

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Kalamazoo Growlers ‘Cowboy Monkey Rodeo’ Promotion Draws Protests from Primate Advocacy Group

One person’s entertainment is another’s animal abuse. That’s the message the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance, a nonprofit network of primate sanctuaries advocating for the high standards of care for primates in captivity, is sending to Kalamazoo Growlers President Brian Colopy and corporate sponsor Tishhouse Electric concerning a June 19 home promotion advertised to feature dog-riding monkeys herding sheep in a “cowboy monkey rodeo.”

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