What Happens When a Dog or Cat Becomes a Mayor

What Happens When a Dog or Cat Becomes a Mayor


Garfield, Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes. I’m sure you’ve watched a couple of episodes
of these when you were young. These shows never failed to entertain us as
kids. They gave us the idea that animals have their
own world, and actually communicate with each other too. Pretty interesting, right? But have you ever thought about what would
happen if these animals could be leaders in our society? Impossible? Definitely not. Elections are one of the most awaited events
in a country. Once again, it’s time to choose a leader. Picking the most intelligent and responsible
representative is definitely a must. Most of us have our very own expectations,
but I’m betting that seeing a cat or a dog on your ballot isn’t one of them. Non human electoral candidates: this is the
term coined for animals who run for a specific office. There are, surprisingly, a lot of amazing
cases all over the world. In case you’re wondering why and how this
happened, the answer would be either a kind of protest, or purely for entertainment purposes. A couple of electoral regulations might end
the party though. Some examples would be the age requirement,
or, more importantly, the responsibilities that only a human can do. Now, what would happen if a dog or cat has
been elected as a Mayor? Looking at the real life examples may give
us clarity here. A small town in Alaska called Talkeetna, elected
Stubbs, a cat, as their Mayor in 1997. A story as famous as this has a few different
explanations for why a feline has been elected as a Mayor. But the most famous one is that it was due
to the people’s dissatisfaction with the other candidates, who, to our surprise, were
humans. Since there were no real elections, Stubbs
being the Mayor was mostly for marketing purposes. A lot of stores were able to sell souvenirs
with the cat’s face on it. With this being said, a couple of citizens
were given jobs, and others were able to build small businesses. Also, tourism in town rapidly increased to
about 30 to 40 people a day. All of these visitors come with only one intention:
to meet the city’s Mayor. Win-win situation, right? An improved economy and less complaining from
the residents: they seemed to be pretty satisfied with their furry Mayor. Considering the success story I just mentioned,
you can’t really blame other cities or towns for attempting the exact same stunt. For 13 amazing years, Bosco Ramos served the
town of Sunol, in California. This Black Lab, Rottweiler mix was elected
Mayor during the 1981 election. This time, it was mainly for entertainment
purposes. This famous candidate even had a tagline during
the campaign which says ‘Dogs are People Too’. People in this town must really love dogs,
since Bosco won in a landslide vote against two human candidates. This canine Mayor was doing very well. The media couldn’t get enough of him, and
actually turned him into quite the celebrity. He even made it onto the international scene. He was invited as an honorary guest when a
couple of students from Berkeley arranged a protest against a foreign newspaper who
portrayed Bosco’s winning as a negative thing. No worries, though, this doggy made sure that
even with his fame, he was still attending to his duties; like leading a Halloween parade
every year while wearing a formal tuxedo. During his term, he would often visit the
citizens of his town by strolling around while wearing his signature red bandana. But don’t get the idea that everything went
smoothly the whole time. Well, mostly, but controversies are something
that can’t be avoided sometimes. Bosco was seen with a couple of other female
dogs, and even went missing for a week. His owner didn’t even know where he was. Good thing is, he eventually came back. His life had many ups and downs, and in 1994,
it came to an end. However, he’ll forever be in his constituents’
hearts. They even built a bust figure of their doggy
mayor as a tribute, bearing the title ‘The World’s First Canine Mayor’. Another story of an elected dog mayor is Duke. He also won a landslide vote from 9 out of
12 citizens in one of the smallest towns in Minnesota. Even his opponent admitted that he voted for
the dog instead of himself, but since this is just honorary and ceremonial, he didn’t
really perform any duties as a mayor. Cats and dogs are probably the most common
animals that we have all over the world, but non human electoral candidates aren’t just
limited to these two species. In 1958, a Rhinoceros named Cacareco, from
the São Paulo zoo, was included in the City Council Elections. The government officials didn’t actually
accepted her candidacy, but according to the data that was taken during that election,
she won with 100,000 votes. Until this day, ‘Voto Cacareco’ or Cacareco
Vote, is still a term used in Brazil whenever there’s a need to protest for a vote. Also, her candidacy inspired the Rhinoceros
party in Canada. Another famous case was a Chimpanzee named
Tiao, who ran for mayor of Rio de Janeiro in 1988. This unique candidate had a slogan that said
‘Vote Monkey – Get Monkey’. A lot of assumptions were made about this
candidacy, but one stands out the most, which was about the citizens being tired of having
the same events at every election. Sadly, all the votes were marked as ‘Null’,
but he reportedly won 400,000 votes, putting him in third place. Have you had enough of our amazing animals? Well, here’s a bonus round. Since this is about non-human electoral candidates,
how about inanimate objects being elected? In Ireland, during the 1997 presidential election,
a famous Irish television puppet ran for office. Even though Dustin The Turkey was not recognized
as an official candidate, there were rumors that he came in fifth. And for our last star: a fire hydrant. Yes, you heard it right. The same thing firefighters connect to in
order to get their water supply ran for candidacy from 2004 up until 2008 at the University
of British Columbia as one of the Board of Governors. Unexpectedly, 6 votes were cast for it. Rumor has it, all 6 votes were cast by dogs. Since all of our mentioned candidates will
never be able to perform the duties humans can, they never had any official responsibilities,
or had to pay any taxes, or hire any secretaries. But their cases are a good example of what
humans are capable of doing. Our world is full of talented and brilliant
minds. Sometimes, unique ideas can sprout from anywhere. It’s a good thing that we have the freedom
and opportunity to believe that anything is possible, and take those chances. Surely, there will be rules and regulations. This doesn’t mean that breaking them is
a must in order to have a little fun: they can always be bent. A classic example would be our non-human candidates. Whether they were used for fun, or to send
a message, they were fascinating. The main fact that people can go out of their
way just to stand up for what they believe in, or to simply have a few extra smiles during
a bad day, is the simple proof that life has a lot to offer. . How about you, would you vote for a no- human
candidate if you see one on your ballot? Or as a pet owner, would you be interested
in coining your pet as a candidate? Let me know down in the comments! If you learned something new today, then give
this video a like and share it with a friend. But – hey! – don’t go Campaigning for
Fido just yet! We have over 2,000 cool videos for you to
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    Lynn Abi Ghanem

    If this is blue you’re an OG bright side subscriber 💕
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    me and my brother

    Would i vite for a non-human candidate? I would never vote for a human regardless of situations again!

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    Art Stocker

    What happens when a cat or fog becomes mayor. Government improves dramatically.

    Cats and dogs can't lie, which what EVERY politician (all rats) routinely does like breathing. In fact a politician speaking the truth is the rare exception.

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    Sharon Davis

    Me: "OH NOT THE LIGHT BULB AGAIN!"
    Brightside: "what if a cat or a dog became mayor?"
    Me: "yay i can be come mayor cuz im a dog!"
    Brightside: "it might not happen for a few reasons, age…"
    (i pause the video)
    (i look up what age you have to be to be mayor)
    Me: "NOO NO NOOOOO NOO IM 1 YEARS OLD SO I CANT BE MAYOR!"
    (i scream until i cantt breathe and i die)

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    s m

    who make these fantastic videos in bright side channel ? I love them !
    what s the name of its speaker? he is awesome !

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    Tabuu Dr. Greg Forbes

    I would have my female Corrin Amiibo run for mayor of Myrtle Beach, SC. That would be hilarious if the candidate, the Amiibo won.

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    GuzuForever6 ENT

    IM REALLY FAST !!!!! 1 like = 2 Loyal Subscribers
    Mostly for small youtubers who are helpless and need some growing like myself
    like and comment done.

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    Raymond Mathews

    I know of a donkey that I'd the mayor of Iowa Hill, in California.
    It is a small mining town on the N.Fork of the American River.

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    beautiful sunlight

    I think when human are not reliable enough than maybe we have to trust animal and they would become mayor
    But no doubt humans are capable of doing what other species of world cannot do

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    Isaac Annan Jr

    I think the Dog Mayor would be a better President than Trump right now…. Americans love dogs more than people and show more empathy to dogs than other people let’s be honest 😂💯

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    Sion K

    If my sweetie bel become president he would be the most pervert bachelor president around with no men in his circle of friends facts!!
    😂😂😂

    His name would'b President the woman watcher snatcher! If anyone tries to file a lawsuit against him he can talked his way out like thief stole milk out of coffee period

    To top it off one look at that cute pikachu cat's sad eyes of his all the women's jury would found him innocent

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    BRIGHT SIDE

    TIMESTAMPS:
    Alaska mayor, Stubbs the cat😺 1:27
    Bosco the dog 2:26
    Duke, dog mayor of small Minnesota town 🐶 4:20
    Cacareco the Rhinoceros 4:49
    Tiao the monkey 🐵 5:22
    How about inanimate objects being elected? 5:56

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