Organizers of an Illinois fair say their annual dog-riding monkey race will go on as planned, despite protests. Lake County Fair recently received a letter asking for their annual race, called the “Banana Derby” to be canceled. The event features monkeys dressed in jockey outfits, racing around a ring while riding rescue dogs. In the letter, members of the Lake County Board say the derby is nothing but “exploiting animals.” Organizers of the derby said the animals are kept well fed and clean. The say if the derby was doing something wrong, then there wouldn’t be people coming back to see the event after seven years.
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