Evil Politician Tries To Stop Monkeys Racing Dogs At Lake County Fair
There is nothing more American than monkeys dressed as jockeys racing dogs ... unless it's monkeys dressed as cowboys riding dogs and herding sheep. Those things are what keep America strong, and they have been staunch U.S. traditions since before I can remember, which is about seven years now.
At the Lake County Fair near Chicago, the Banana Races are just such a tradition. That's where monkeys ride dogs around a track, with the winners receiving prizes. But a politician is trying to ban the activity (NO!), saying that she fears for the safety of the monkeys. Is she right? Take a look below, and you be the judge:
Lake County Board member Sandra Hart wants the races stopped before a monkey gets hurt, according to Roxborough-Manayunk Patch. She has even collected more than 3,500 signatures on an online petition.
In a letter to Lake County Fair Board President Jon Brodzik Jr., Hart said the derby “does not speak to the values of our county,” the Chicago Tribune reports. Brodzik responded that he saw “no compelling reason to cancel the Banana Derby attraction at this time,” according to the article.
The races will go on at this summer's fair, however (July 29-Aug. 6).
If the Banana Races are banned, what comes next? Monkey Rodeo? It's a slippery slope, my friends, and not just due to the bananas.
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