Its hard to believe that something called donkey basketball still exists in this day and age, but sadly, its true. During these cruel games which are held by some schools as fundraisers donkeys are dragged, kicked, and punched by participants who have no experience with handling animals. As if abusing animals and forcing them to participate in these games werent bad enough, theres more: In order to keep them from having accidents on the court, donkeys are deprived of food and water for hours before the game. Full-grown adults ride on the backs of animals who are only able to bear a little more than 100 lbs., and this is dangerous for both the donkey and the rider.
http://www.peta.org/feat-donkeyball.asp Each year, schools, clubs, and recreation departments across the country use donkey basketball games as fundraisers. During these games, donkeys are dragged around a court and mishandled by participants who have little or no experience with donkeys, the animals are often shoved, kicked, dragged, yelled at, or whipped when they don%u2019t cooperate. Donkey basketball fundraisers send kids the message that it%u2019s OK to abuse and humiliate those who are weaker than they are. Children who are exposed to animal abuse are taught the dangerous lesson that cruelty is acceptable. We the undersigned refuse to participate in or attend these cruel events and urge all education officials to adopt a policy for the complete Ban of donkey basketball games as school fundraisers. Thank You For Your Attention To this Matter.
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