Donkey Basketball: Is It Animal Cruelty?

How can you make basketball more fun? Just add donkeys!

Donkey basketball is a popular annual event at the Snohomish High School in Washington. The donkeys themselves seem to have a good time, but not everybody's tickled at the fun:

But not everyone thinks it's fun and games. Animal rights activists quietly protested outside, saying it's simply cruel.

"The donkeys are pushed, kicked, shoved, and prodded to do something that is unnatural for them and confusing," said protester David Schirk.

Some say the event is bad enough, but having it at a school makes it worse.

"I think it sends a really bad message to children on how to raise them and cruelty to animals and to all beings, and what does that teach our children?" said protester Carol Guilbault.


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Donkey basketball? seriously? that is just stupid. Humans are created with hands and legs so they can live properly. some people are unfortunately born disabled. but for the one who are normal, they shouldn't be lazy, USE UR LEGS!!!
Do normal basketball, it is much healthier. instead of using adorable cuddly and PRECIOUS donkeys as your transportation just to run around the court. they should be in their natural habitat than a court.
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"O God, who made me
to trudge along the road
to carry heavy loads
and to be beaten
Give me great courage and gentleness.
One day let somebody understand me---
that I may no longer want to weep
because I can never say what I mean
and they make fun of me.
Let me find a juicy thistle---
and make them give me time to pick it.
And, Lord, one day, let me find again
my little brother of the Christmas crib."
Carmen Bernos De Gasztold, from "Prayers From the Ark"
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Donkeys were created to carry burdensome loads over rough terrain, seems like if I were in their position, I'd rather play some basketball than that.

I'd still rather wathc donkey basketball than womens bastketball, ugh.
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I am well experienced with horses AND donkeys for that matter and I dont see how this could be a cruelty to animals in any form. Yes, horses play in all sorts of sports that include balls. Like polo for instance. If they're growling over this fun sport, they might as well band polo. For the rider must carry a long pole and hit a small ball around on the ground while riding a horse. This is just a fun activity that they want to ruin for kids.
If they want to growl at something. Why not growl at horseslaughter or globalwarming .. something other than this ridiculous attempt!
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