Donkey Basketball at a New Hampshire High School Is Canceled

April 2003

Area residents and students from Raymond High School in New Hampshire contacted PETA when they learned that their school planned to hold a donkey basketball game. We immediately contacted the school’s principal and the district superintendent to alert them to the cruelty of the spectacle. We also sent an alert to our area members asking them to contact the school and the district. In response to the many complaints, the school canceled the game.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind