Kentucky Superintendent Cancels Donkey Basketball Game

January 2009

Local citizens asked PETA for help in preventing the Marion High School basketball club from exploiting donkeys for a local fundraiser. After supplying organizers with information about the liability that schools can face if participants are injured as well as the cruel treatment that donkeys endure when they are roughly handled by excited players, the superintendent quickly canceled the game! PETA presented Superintendent Roger Marcum with PETA’s Compassionate Educator Award.


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