US election: Dog wins seat as mayor in Kentucky village

US election: Dog wins seat as mayor in Kentucky village

- A French bulldog, Wilbur, has won an election in the United States in a Kentucky village called Rabbit Hash

- Before its election, five other dogs had won the non-political seat in the past since the tradition of electing non-humans started in the 1990s

- Amy Noland, Wilbur's owner, described the bulldog as a very lovely animal

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At a time when even humans are trying hard, fighting tooth and nail to win elections, a six-month-old French bulldog, Wilbur, has been elected the mayor of Rabbit Hash, a Kentucky village.

Amy Noland, its owner, said the community has never had an actual person or human as their mayor, adding that the tradition to elect animals started in the late 1990s, Yahoo reports.

She said:

"There was a man named Don Claire who thought it would be a great idea to elect some type of animal - not necessarily a canine - as mayor of town, as a fundraising event for the historical society."
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It should be noted that the town has a population of less than 500 people and is highly regarded as a historic place because of its antique general store built in 1831

The dog had a good campaign which was organised by its owner, Noland.
Photo source: Yahoo News

The dog had a good campaign which was organised by its owner, Noland. Photo source: Yahoo News
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Noland said the town is a community of dog lovers. She revealed that she adopted the dog four months ago and described it as very cute.

It should be noted that before Wilbur, there had been five dogs that had attained the position in the past. The name of the first dog mayor was Goofy.

Wilbur's owner said though the position is not political, it always happens around the time of the presidential election.

According to Noland, she invested so much passion into the dog’s campaign because she wanted some positive news out there despite stories about the pandemic and the American election.

Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that a hero rat trained to detect landmines in Cambodia was rewarded for its dedicated service.

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The giant African rat named Magawa was on Friday, September 25, morning awarded a gold medal for its bravery, devotion to lifesaving, and diligence on duty.

Magawa was formally presented with the miniature PDSA Gold Medal, which is the animal equivalent of the George Cross.

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