School District Calls ‘Foul’ on Donkey Basketball

April 2009

PETA received complaints about a donkey basketball fundraiser scheduled for Chichester High School in Pennsylvania and jumped into action. After PETA and our members contacted school administrators about the harm caused to donkeys when students pull, yank, and shove them across slippery gym floors, administrators agreed to cancel 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