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Parasailing Donkey Grounded

Written by PETA | August 4, 2010

We are still receiving calls, e-mails, and blog comments about Anapka, the donkey who was recently hoisted up on a parasail and spent a terrifying 30 minutes in the air, braying for help, before crash landing in the ocean and being dragged across the beach in a promotional stunt. Great news: Anapka’s days of flying are over after the British newspaper The Sun bought her in response to an onslaught of outraged reader demand.



Vets gave this personable animal a clean bill of health and offers to adopt her and get her into a safe, permanent home are pouring in.

Would you like to help other donkeys who have been abused and hurt? Oh, yes! Please check out the remarkable work of our friends at Animal Rahat.

Written by Jennifer O’Connor

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  • Loretta says:

    It never ceases to amaze me some of the ridiculous stuff humans do to animals. What on earth could a parasailing donkey be doing as an advertisement? Of course it worked. It got the company some notoriety. Those who think abuse of animals is okay will be using the services of this company. Donkeys are very sweet animals…I’m glad her story ended on a happy note!

  • Marie Kristine says:

    The story was broadcasted in my country Denmark too. How ignorant and cruelhearted can people be?! Thank you to the Sun and PETA for your good job Still please remember all the other nonexposed suffering animals of our world… …AND BAN THE USE OF FUR! xxx

  • Ingrid Shaw says:

    We need to push for world wide legislation and enshrine in law animal welfare tenets. All areas need to be addressed. Animals in the wild to farm to companion animals. And there needs to be total bans on fur of all kinds and vivisection and pointless animal tests conducted solely by perverse scientists with morbid curiosity issues. Animals out in the wild need greater protection and more sanctuaries need to be made.We are getting worse as a species. Too many of us are devolving. If we don’t start to change our ways from top level and across the board we should be stripped of our title “human” and replace it with “monster”.

  • Lisa says:

    That is just horrible. Who gave them the right to treat a donkey in such a cruel way? What goes around comes around!

  • Trish says:

    The vet may say there is no physical injury showing what about the cruel mental anguish this animal suffered as well as PTS. Abused animals carry mental abuse for years and possibly their whole lives. There should be an arrest and mandatory jail time for this horendus stunt!

  • Linda says:

    This story really pissed me off. Who really thought that doing this to this poor creature was okay? I hope that the ‘people’ who did this are held accountable but I doubt it. Sad.

  • Charline says:

    That story broke my heart and angered me so much. I’m so glad that those monsters no longer have their dirty rotten mitts on this poor creature. The sad part is is that this abuse will never end. People are scum.