Say What?!: Animal Welfare Groups Call on School to Cancel ‘Donkey Basketball’ Event

Animal-welfare-groups-call-on-school-to-cancel-donkey-basketball-eventFERNDALE, Wash. – Animal advocates in Washington state are calling on a school district to cancel an annual event stretching back four decades: a game of “donkey basketball.”

The Ferndale School District, which has held the annual basketball games featuring students, teachers and others riding on the backs of donkeys for 42 years, announced it will continue the tradition Saturday night, despite objections from animal groups.

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