Poor Carecero- the only honest politician in Brazil. Never took a penny from the people. Known for her gentle manner, she won a seat on the city council of Sao Paulo in 1959. Sao Paulo is the most populous city in Brazil with 22 million inhabitants at present
Her election was quickly nullified. It was because Carecero is a 5 year old rhino. The slogan for her election was, “It is better to elect a rhino than an ass.” I am not making this up, see link below:
The New York Times covered the story and reported her death at the young age of 8 years old. I guess politics ages a rhino very quickly.
Carecero did better that other animals that have run for office. Saucisse (French for sausage) ran for mayor in 2001 in Marseille, France and only got 4% of the vote. Oh poor Saucisse, an abandon dachshund deserved to be mayor. He was definitely an underdog in the election, but went on to be a contestant on a French reality show. Bravo Saucisse! There is life after politics, at least if you are cute and canine.
Dedicating a life to serving the people is what Stubbs has done for Talkeenta, Alaska. This beautiful tabby cat has served as mayor of the her community for 15 years.
Normally, a dog, cat or rhino might find entering the US Presidential race a bit daunting. But, after listening to the Republican debate (I only listen to about 10 minutes, but I got the general idea), I’m thinking it might not be such a bad idea. But, it is a bit too early in the game.