Contact NBC about abuse of "Whiplash" the Rodeo Monkey

February 5th, 2008 10:50 pm by Kelly Garbato

Contact NBC about abuse of “Whiplash” the Rodeo Monkey
Posted by: AnimalAdvocacy [at]
Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:47 pm (PST)

Contact NBC about abuse of “Whiplash” the Rodeo Monkey

On January 31st, both the early Today show and channel 4 showed video/photos of this poor capuchin monkey “riding” a border collie at a livestock show/rodeo in Colorado as their “funny” photo of the day. Obviously they don’t know or care that the monkey is not riding the dog voluntarily and is strapped onto the dog, unable to get off. The video showed Whiplash almost falling off, flopping to one side, obviously bound to the animal while he ran wildly around the rodeo yard. Channel 4 has posted the photos on its website at

Please contact channel 4 and NBC to let them know referencing “the January 3oth Whiplash the Rodeo Monkey segment.” Mention that this is not the upbeat event they seek to portray it as and perhaps they would do a serious story on how this monkey is kept, trained, and then forced to ride the dog.

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2 Responses to “Contact NBC about abuse of "Whiplash" the Rodeo Monkey”

  1. Rose Kennedy Says:

    I am very disappointed with the January 30th Whiplash the Rodeo Monkey segment!! That was not entertainment it was abuse!! That monkey is forced to ride on the dog and i’m sure it was not something he wanted to do!! Please don’t encourage animal abuse in the future!!
    Rose Kennedy

  2. Ewarriorcat Says:

    While I am not a vegan or vegetarian I love animals more then humans. I want to strap the monsters who tormented this monkey on a raging bull

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