Animal Defenders International


Animal Defenders International

Potomac Nationals baseball team to host Cowboy Monkey Derby

Posted: 13 August 2014


The Potomac Nationals baseball team in Woodbridge, VA is to feature the Cowboy Monkey Rodeo with Tim Lepard and Team Ghost Riders at their game on August 17, 2014.

This shameful act shown in video footage posted online, features capuchin monkeys dressed in costumes, strapped and chained to the backs of dogs that race around ‘herding’ livestock.

ADI has contacted the Potomac Nationals to express our dismay and ask that they immediately cancel the Cowboy Monkey Rodeo and adopt a “no animals” policy for future events.

Take Action

  • Please send a polite email urging the Potomac Nationals to cancel this event to President/COO Lani Silber Weiss and Business Operations Manager Shawna Hooke
  • Learn more about ADI’s campaign to end the use of animals in entertainment

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