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Animal Rights Activists Protest Broward County Fair’s Banana Derby Featuring Dog-Riding Capuchins – CBS Miami

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HALLANDALE BEACH (CBSMiami) – Over three weeks, roughly 80,000 folks will come by means of the gates of the Broward County Fair. Animal rights activists, nonetheless, say one thing occurring there may be very unfair, whereas youngsters appear to like it.

Kids are going bananas for the Banana Derby on the Broward County Fair – this yr’s hottest attraction.

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The derby combines two of man’s favourite animals: monkeys and canine.

Twice a day through the week, and thrice on weekends, Gilligan and Burt duke it out.

The tiny capuchin monkeys, dressed as jockeys in satin tops, trip canine across the bend and down the ultimate stretch – with an occasional pit cease for a deal with alongside the way in which.

One of the 2 monkeys stopping for a mid-race deal with. (CBS4)

It’s a practice in contrast to any you’ve most likely ever seen. But it’s additionally a 14-year-old custom animal rights activists hope you by no means see once more.

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