Ecuador officials aren't letting it happen, but other towns have animals as mayors and many have run for political office around the world
The town of Talkeetna, Alaska has a cat for mayor so why shouldn't a donkey be able to run for public office in Ecuador?
Ecuador officials have rejected a plan by some citizens to have a donkey run for the legislature. Dozens of people dressed their candidate, Mr. Burro in a tie and paraded him down the streets of Guayaquil to the local council offices, but officials wouldn't let them in the door. The candidate even had a mock voter registration card. Mr. Burro's handler/backer Daniel Molina was hoping the donkey could run to bring attention to the seriousness of the election.
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If that was the goal, Molina may be amazed what has happened elsewhere in the world.
As we mentioned above, a short-tailed cat named Stubbs presides over the tiny town of about 900 residents at the base of MountRead More »from Donkey not allowed to run for legislature in Ecuador