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ASS ASS ASS
BOYCOTT DONKEY BASKETBALL
Each year, schools, civic clubs, and
recreation departments across the country
use donkey basketball games as fundraisers.
During these games, donkeys are dragged
around a court and mishandled by
                                                  BOYCOTT DONKEY BASKETBALL
                                                  Each year, schools, civic clubs, and
                                                  recreation departments across the country
                                                  use donkey basketball games as fundraisers.
                                                  During these games, donkeys are dragged
                                                  around a court and mishandled by
                                                                                                    BOYCOTT DONKEY BASKETBALL
                                                                                                    Each year, schools, civic clubs, and
                                                                                                    recreation departments across the country
                                                                                                    use donkey basketball games as fundraisers.
                                                                                                    During these games, donkeys are dragged
                                                                                                    around a court and mishandled by
participants who have no experience with          participants who have no experience with          participants who have no experience with
donkeys—they are often shoved, kicked,            donkeys—they are often shoved, kicked,            donkeys—they are often shoved, kicked,
dragged, screamed at, or whipped when             dragged, screamed at, or whipped when             dragged, screamed at, or whipped when
they don’t “cooperate.”                           they don’t “cooperate.”                           they don’t “cooperate.”

Ticked Off at Tip-Off                             Ticked Off at Tip-Off                             Ticked Off at Tip-Off
Hauled in cramped trucks from one unfamiliar      Hauled in cramped trucks from one unfamiliar      Hauled in cramped trucks from one unfamiliar
high school gym to the next, donkeys can          high school gym to the next, donkeys can          high school gym to the next, donkeys can
and do develop unpredictable temperaments.        and do develop unpredictable temperaments.        and do develop unpredictable temperaments.
They have been known to lash out in frustration   They have been known to lash out in frustration   They have been known to lash out in frustration
or fear, causing injury to participants and       or fear, causing injury to participants and       or fear, causing injury to participants and
bystanders.                                       bystanders.                                       bystanders.
             ALLEY-OOPS!                                                                   ALLEY-OOPS!                                                                   ALLEY-OOPS!
                      Riders can fall from donkeys’ backs and pull                                  Riders can fall from donkeys’ backs and pull                                  Riders can fall from donkeys’ backs and pull
                      donkeys down on top of them. Both players and                                 donkeys down on top of them. Both players and                                 donkeys down on top of them. Both players and
                      spectators have been kicked by frightened animals.                            spectators have been kicked by frightened animals.                            spectators have been kicked by frightened animals.
                      Participants have had their legs, arms, and wrists                            Participants have had their legs, arms, and wrists                            Participants have had their legs, arms, and wrists
                      broken and have even suffered concussions after                               broken and have even suffered concussions after                               broken and have even suffered concussions after
                      being slammed to the floor.                                                   being slammed to the floor.                                                   being slammed to the floor.

                      Even the rubber “shoes” nailed to their feet often                            Even the rubber “shoes” nailed to their feet often                            Even the rubber “shoes” nailed to their feet often
                      don’t prevent donkeys from slipping and falling.                              don’t prevent donkeys from slipping and falling.                              don’t prevent donkeys from slipping and falling.

                      No Gatorade for These Players                                                 No Gatorade for These Players                                                 No Gatorade for These Players
                      If food and water is not withheld before games,                               If food and water is not withheld before games,                               If food and water is not withheld before games,
                      donkeys may have “accidents.” So, donkeys are                                 donkeys may have “accidents.” So, donkeys are                                 donkeys may have “accidents.” So, donkeys are
                      often forced to play ball on empty stomachs and                               often forced to play ball on empty stomachs and                               often forced to play ball on empty stomachs and
                      are often given no water before or during the                                 are often given no water before or during the                                 are often given no water before or during the
                      games.                                                                        games.                                                                        games.

                      Stress from frequent travel can weaken the                                    Stress from frequent travel can weaken the                                    Stress from frequent travel can weaken the
“Children should      donkeys’ immune systems, leaving them susceptible       “Children should      donkeys’ immune systems, leaving them susceptible       “Children should      donkeys’ immune systems, leaving them susceptible
                      to a common and sometimes fatal respiratory                                   to a common and sometimes fatal respiratory                                   to a common and sometimes fatal respiratory
    see adults                                                                    see adults                                                                    see adults
                      disease known as “shipping fever pneumonia.”                                  disease known as “shipping fever pneumonia.”                                  disease known as “shipping fever pneumonia.”
treating animals                                                              treating animals                                                              treating animals
with dignity and      Courting Disaster                                       with dignity and      Courting Disaster                                       with dignity and      Courting Disaster
  respect at all      Organizations that host donkey basketball games           respect at all      Organizations that host donkey basketball games           respect at all      Organizations that host donkey basketball games
 times. When we       are courting disaster. The potential for injury is       times. When we       are courting disaster. The potential for injury is       times. When we       are courting disaster. The potential for injury is
                      great. Wisconsin Republican State Rep. Sheryl                                 great. Wisconsin Republican State Rep. Sheryl                                 great. Wisconsin Republican State Rep. Sheryl
do not meet the                                                               do not meet the                                                               do not meet the
                      Albers broke her leg when she fell off a donkey                               Albers broke her leg when she fell off a donkey                               Albers broke her leg when she fell off a donkey
objective, we are     during a game in Madison, and an Illinois man was       objective, we are     during a game in Madison, and an Illinois man was       objective, we are     during a game in Madison, and an Illinois man was
  teaching our        awarded more than $110,000 for injuries sustained         teaching our        awarded more than $110,000 for injuries sustained         teaching our        awarded more than $110,000 for injuries sustained
young to ignore       in a donkey basketball game. Schools or clubs that      young to ignore       in a donkey basketball game. Schools or clubs that      young to ignore       in a donkey basketball game. Schools or clubs that
the feelings, the
                      host games are also subject to liability when a rider   the feelings, the
                                                                                                    host games are also subject to liability when a rider   the feelings, the
                                                                                                                                                                                  host games are also subject to liability when a rider
                      is hurt.                                                                      is hurt.                                                                      is hurt.
 needs, and the                                                                needs, and the                                                                needs, and the
 rights of other      Mounting Disapproval                                     rights of other      Mounting Disapproval                                     rights of other      Mounting Disapproval
living individuals.   Schools across the country are bucking old-             living individuals.   Schools across the country are bucking old-             living individuals.   Schools across the country are bucking old-
We can’t let that     fashioned donkey basketball fundraisers and             We can’t let that     fashioned donkey basketball fundraisers and             We can’t let that     fashioned donkey basketball fundraisers and
                      rejecting the notion that they are humane to                                  rejecting the notion that they are humane to                                  rejecting the notion that they are humane to
    happen.”                                                                      happen.”                                                                      happen.”
                      animals or educational for young people. The                                  animals or educational for young people. The                                  animals or educational for young people. The
                      Monmouth County Education Association in New                                  Monmouth County Education Association in New                                  Monmouth County Education Association in New
—M.D. Levine,         Jersey instituted a ban on donkey basketball games,     —M.D. Levine,         Jersey instituted a ban on donkey basketball games,     —M.D. Levine,         Jersey instituted a ban on donkey basketball games,
  M.D., director,     and the New Jersey State Education Association has        M.D., director,     and the New Jersey State Education Association has        M.D., director,     and the New Jersey State Education Association has
  Clinical Center     publicly shunned them as well. The principal at Mt.       Clinical Center     publicly shunned them as well. The principal at Mt.       Clinical Center     publicly shunned them as well. The principal at Mt.
                      Horeb High School in Wisconsin canceled a donkey                              Horeb High School in Wisconsin canceled a donkey                              Horeb High School in Wisconsin canceled a donkey
 for the Study of                                                              for the Study of                                                              for the Study of
                      basketball game scheduled at his school, as                                   basketball game scheduled at his school, as                                   basketball game scheduled at his school, as
  Development         countless other school administrators have done,          Development         countless other school administrators have done,          Development         countless other school administrators have done,
  and Learning,       and stated, “[C]learly, this is not the sort of           and Learning,       and stated, “[C]learly, this is not the sort of           and Learning,       and stated, “[C]learly, this is not the sort of
   University of      fundraiser we want to be associated with. It is not        University of      fundraiser we want to be associated with. It is not        University of      fundraiser we want to be associated with. It is not
  North Carolina      necessary when other fundraisers are available.”          North Carolina      necessary when other fundraisers are available.”          North Carolina      necessary when other fundraisers are available.”
  at Chapel Hill                                                                at Chapel Hill                                                                at Chapel Hill
                      Put Donkey Basketball out to Pasture                                          Put Donkey Basketball out to Pasture                                          Put Donkey Basketball out to Pasture
                      Urge school officials to take a pass on cruelty to                            Urge school officials to take a pass on cruelty to                            Urge school officials to take a pass on cruelty to
                      animals by dunking donkey basketball—students                                 animals by dunking donkey basketball—students                                 animals by dunking donkey basketball—students
                      would line up for a chance to dunk the principal                              would line up for a chance to dunk the principal                              would line up for a chance to dunk the principal
                      in a tank of water or pack the bleachers to watch                             in a tank of water or pack the bleachers to watch                             in a tank of water or pack the bleachers to watch
                      a game between faculty and students or between                                a game between faculty and students or between                                a game between faculty and students or between
                      local celebrities and students.                                               local celebrities and students.                                               local celebrities and students.

                      For more information and to order free                                        For more information and to order free                                        For more information and to order free
                      stickers and DVDs, please visit                                               stickers and DVDs, please visit                                               stickers and DVDs, please visit
                      peta2.com.                                                                    peta2.com.                                                                    peta2.com.


                       People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals                                   People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals                                   People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
                       501 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510                                              501 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510                                              501 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510
                       757-622-PETA • peta2.com                                                      757-622-PETA • peta2.com                                                      757-622-PETA • peta2.com

				
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