Angela Harlow
Angela Harlow

Anyone with a heart and an milligram of empathy will read the body language of those donkeys and know they are afraid and struggling with the overweight riders and excessive noise and aggression. Just because it's an American High School tradition, it does not make it right...
People with wisdom and heart ensured other traditions such as badger-baiting, bear-baiting and cock-fighting were outlawed. And Catalonia has now banned bull-fighting...All these were once considered to be...

Anyone with a heart and an milligram of empathy will read the body language of those donkeys and know they are afraid and struggling with the overweight riders and excessive noise and aggression. Just because it's an American High School tradition, it does not make it right...
People with wisdom and heart ensured other traditions such as badger-baiting, bear-baiting and cock-fighting were outlawed. And Catalonia has now banned bull-fighting...All these were once considered to be "innocent traditional fun". Donkey basketball is outmoded and harks back to a time when animals were considered to be objects to be used and abused by humans for amusement. Times have changed....wake up!

Liz Barrett
Liz Barrett
  • Angela Harlow

Hear! Hear!

Fiona Macleod
Fiona Macleod
  • Angela Harlow

Signed

Jose Manuel Olazaba
Jose Manuel Olazaba
  • Angela Harlow

I like donkey's specially when I donkey punch them

Anne-Marie Keswick
Anne-Marie Keswick
  • Angela Harlow

You're an ass.

Jesse Lopez
Jesse Lopez
  • Angela Harlow

You're and asshole jose are you [email protected]

Emma Price
Emma Price
  • Angela Harlow

Jose Olazaba watch out for karma grow up !!

Beatrice Smith
Beatrice Smith
  • Angela Harlow

Jose Olazaba you must be one of satans spawn drop dead and do us all a favour.

John D'Amico
John D'Amico
  • Angela Harlow

Shame on you Jose !!!

Valmir De Jesus Lima
Valmir De Jesus Lima
  • Angela Harlow

Aqui no Brasil lutamos contra os maus tratos de todos os animais, é o papel dos humanos.

Nancy Bernard
Nancy Bernard

Please stop abuse! It should never happen to man or beast in a civilized country! What is wrong with people? How can you look into those big, brown, eyes pleading for help? It must be stopped now!

Sylvia Vick
Sylvia Vick

Looks like the donkey is abusing the person to me.. dumb petition :(

Carla Sitran
Carla Sitran

Signed!

Rosemarie Rizzo
Rosemarie Rizzo

Leave these creatures alone already. Haven't they endured enough abuse and suffering? God did'nt put them on earth for this reason. I only hope that Karma comes back to smack everyone that being cruel to these and every animal right in the face, and hard!

Charlene Hollings-Barrick

Could you imagine the uprising which would be caused if it was people who where being treated so badly ? There need's to be stronger penalties for animal cruelty .

Jean P. Cameron
Jean P. Cameron

This outmoded form of "entertainment" is repugnant to anyone with compassion and an awareness that animals are not commodities or "things"... but sentient, living beings that feel pain, fear and bewilderment at such abusive treatment. As a human being, I certainly feel "bewilderment" at the type of person who would find enjoyment or "fun" in this misguided treatment of animals. My guess is that it's the same type that thinks it's amusing or only "good fun" to bully or humiliate another person.

Rogério De Oliveira Rocha

respect a life!

Monique La Marca
Monique La Marca

Stop cruelty on donkeys.
Should be ashamed acting like that, big bastards.

Nichol Gammon
Nichol Gammon

I've never heard of Donkey Basketball or seen it played so I googled it and the above photo was taken from the game on there. The kids aren't being cruel as such, every one who has anything to do with horses/donkeys knows that if you pull them along invariably they dig their toes in and wont move, if you walk beside them they will move but this isn't being cruel, the game itself is no different to polo or gymkhana games where the animals are asked to do something they wouldn't naturally do...

I've never heard of Donkey Basketball or seen it played so I googled it and the above photo was taken from the game on there. The kids aren't being cruel as such, every one who has anything to do with horses/donkeys knows that if you pull them along invariably they dig their toes in and wont move, if you walk beside them they will move but this isn't being cruel, the game itself is no different to polo or gymkhana games where the animals are asked to do something they wouldn't naturally do but that could be said of all domesticated animals. Humans have been using animals for work and pleasure for thousands of years. If we didn't domesticate them, they would die out as there would be no need to breed them and the fields they call home would be built over. The only thing I have a problem with is the weight of the people riding them but you cant expect this to be banned until they ban all older/heavy people from riding donkeys from all over the world. I often visit Lindos in Greece and you see really lazy, fat, ignorant tourists riding donkeys in the hot sun up to the Acropolis because they cant be bothered to walk up themselves. But as for this game, as long as they used lighter riders I don't think I would have a problem with it. The donkeys are obviously well cared for and loved.

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