Activists protest Banana Derby show at Northport Firemen's Fair – New York News

Some local animal rights activists are upset about a show featured at The Northport Fire Department’s annual Firemen’s Fair, called the Banana Derby, where monkeys are attached to dogs and made to race, Tuesday, July 11th, 2017. (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)


A carnival attraction featuring monkeys at the Northport Firemen’s Fair has drawn criticism from animal rights activists, even as the proprietor of the act defends his treatment of the animals.

This year’s fair, which runs from July 10 to 15, includes an act called the Banana Derby, a South Carolina-based show featuring trained dogs and monkeys that travels and performs at carnivals across…

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