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Parasailing Donkey Stunt Sparks Police Inquiry

Parasailing Donkey Stunt Sparks Police Inquiry

BBC News via YellowBrix

July 20, 2010

RUSSIA – Police in southern Russia are investigating allegations of animal cruelty after a donkey was made to parasail as part of an advertising stunt, Russian media report.

The donkey was sent up into the sky last week by entrepreneurs hoping to attract people to their private beach.

Witnesses near the beach on the Sea of Azov in the Krasnodar region said the animal had been screaming in fear.

It landed in the water and was pulled onto the shore, said police.

“The donkey screamed and children cried,” regional police spokeswoman Larisa Tuchkova told AFP news agency.

“No-one had the brains to call police.”

Instead, bystanders took photos and phoned newspapers, she said.

“It was put up so high into the sky that the children on the beach cried and asked their parents: ‘Why did they tie a doggy to a parachute?’” Taman newspaper reported last week.

“The donkey landed in an atrocious manner: it was dragged several metres along the water, after which the animal was pulled out half-alive onto the shore,” the paper reported.

Police began to investigate after the incident, which occurred at the coastal village of Golubitskaya, was aired on national news on Tuesday.

The businessmen responsible may face criminal charges for animal cruelty, according to news agency RIA-Novosti.


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    SuzanneNGa

    about 4 years ago

    16562 Comments

    I detest anyone abusing a poor, defenseless animal. God made man to look after the animals on the earth. No excuse to abuse and obviously this is an abuse case. I agree with bfriskey.

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    bfriskey

    about 4 years ago

    980 Comments

    which one is the ass !!

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    horseycop661

    about 4 years ago

    66 Comments

    This is so wrong! And to make matters worse they couldn't even provide a semi-safe landing for the donkey! Instead they traumatized it by practically drowning it! Animal calls are the WORST because you know the poor animal never had a say in the whole thing! :( I own horses and I know the long lasting effects of how a traumatic event can ruin an animals' life! Donkeys are very trusting and sweet animals....I hope this one will be OK!

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    SkoolCop

    about 4 years ago

    4582 Comments

    He was screaming his @$$ off.

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    CozySquirrel

    about 4 years ago

    1064 Comments

    LMBO.....g45

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    Beauray1

    about 4 years ago

    88 Comments

    Since they didn't use an elephant, do you think the Russians were dissing the Democrats. Bad scene anyway.

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    Whalewatcher

    about 4 years ago

    11194 Comments

    Stupid stunt to pull, if you ask me.

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    AcademyCadet

    about 4 years ago

    322 Comments

    Poor Donkey.... what a bunch of D.A P.O.S

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    Jonas

    about 4 years ago

    42222 Comments

    They did this to this poor creature for advertising?????

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    SuzanneNGa

    about 4 years ago

    16562 Comments

    *gasps* I"m flabbergasted and disgusted by this stunt!!

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    usa_24

    about 4 years ago

    5022 Comments

    That is horrible. Some people have no brains in there heads.

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    g45

    about 4 years ago

    172 Comments

    How do people know it was screaming in fear? What if the donkey just had the time of its life, and was voicing how great it was? (Just pointing it out, not advocating for the rights to para sail donkeys)

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    Perl

    about 4 years ago

    1498 Comments

    ...........must be a slow news day on policelink.
    ~Wf

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    OFFICER_K_CPD

    about 4 years ago

    2296 Comments

    Only guilty if there are animal cruelty laws in Russia.....I'm not sure if there are? Does look like a pretty stupid stunt though LOL.

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    Robocop33

    about 4 years ago

    14618 Comments

    Amazing how stupid some people are. Yes they are guilty of animal cruelty.

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