Donkey Basketball Benched at Pennsylvania High School

January 2009


After being inundated with complaints about a scheduled donkey basketball fundraiser at Laurel High School in Pennsylvania, PETA called the district superintendent and principal to voice our concerns. School administrators were worried about supporting activities that would be cruel to animals and assured PETA that they wanted students to treat animals humanely and with respect. The school canceled the event and shared our information with every staff member who will be involved in planning fundraising activities in the future.

 

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