Featured Game: Donkey Basketball

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. SPRING IS HAVING A HARD TIME WARMING UP. TONIGHT, WE’RE HEADING INSIDE FOR AN UNUSUAL SPORT. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US ON THE RALLY. I’M MIKE. AND I’M FRANK VASCELLARO. IT’S UNUSUAL AND DONKEY BASKETBALL. TONIGHT, IT WAS ABOUT HELPING THE FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA AND THE NEW LONDON SPICER AREA. HERE’S DAVID McCOY. WHEW! [ INDISCERNIBLE ] THE BASKETBALL. Reporter: THEY CALL IT DONKEY BASKETBALL. YOU CAN JUST AS EASILY DROP THE B, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? YOU WANT TO SEE PEOPLE DO IT. Reporter: IF YOU WANT TO SEE SOMEONE THROW DOWN A SLAM DONKEY, THIS IS NOT THE PLACE. WE DON’T HAVE A LOT OF POINTS SCORED IN DONKEY BALL. THE LOWEST SCORE. AND KEEP THE BALL AND GO FOR LAY-UPS. THAT IS THE BEST BET. Reporter: THE BEST BET IS TRYING NOT TO FALL ON YOUR — ESPECIALLY IF YOU GET ONE AS STUBBORN AS LATRELL SPREE WELL. IF YOUR DONKEY IS NOT DOING WHAT HE WANTS TO DO, IT’S NOT BECAUSE HE’S STUBBORN, HE’S DECIDING YOUR IDEA IS DUMB OR STUPID AND HE’S NOT GOING TO PARTICIPATE. AND YOU CAN’T TELL A DONKEY WHAT TO DO. YOU THINK YOU CAN CONTROL IT BUT THERE IS NO CONTROLLING A DONKEY. Reporter: THIS LADY WRAPPED IN BUBBLE WRAP MIGHT BE THE SMARTEST ONE HERE. AND BUCKET LIST. NAILED IT. IT’S ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE. NOT ONLY TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE FHA CHAPTER BUT THE LOCAL FOOD SHOW. APPARENTLY, HAVING A BAKE SALE IS NOT EXCITING ENOUGH WHEN THE BROWNIES CAN’T KEEP IT IN THE LEG. GO WITH THE FLOW. SO MUCH OF IT IS LUCK. I AM — THE PEOPLE THAT DON’T PLAY BASKETBALL ARE GOING TO BE THE ONES MAKE BAGS KITS. NO MATTER HOW MANY YOU MAKE, THE BIGGEST KEY TO THE GAME IS TO AVOID MAKING A DONKEY OUT OF YOURSELF. THERE IS NO WAY TO AVOID IT. THAT IS THE WHOLE POINT OF TONIGHT. WHY WE CAN, ANYWAY — WHY WE CAME, ANYWAY. MY MIND IS SPENT. I DIDN’T SEE DAVID ON THE DONKEY. AND I KEPT WAITING FOR THAT AS THE MONEY SHOT. MY GOODNESS.

 

10 Responses

  1. W4RJ

    May 23, 2018 6:01 pm

    "Animals do not comprehend or willingly participate in sporting events. Yet donkeys are often prodded around school gymnasiums, kicked, whipped, and screamed at by young, impressionable students who are more concerned with winning the game and showing off for their friends then with the animals’ well-being.
    " —Peta.org

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  2. dicetaro

    January 19, 2019 3:57 am

    What the hell is this? Absolutely vile. So many productive and effective ways to fundraise and they come up with this? It doesn’t even work as a sport as the donkeys are obviously not cooperating. Shame on this channel for taking light of this.

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  3. yellowkillSC

    March 8, 2019 11:49 pm

    I don't understand how people can't see how shitty this is. I can understand it's also not great to use these animals to move shit around for people but this is just stupidly cruel. I mean come on you have to be pretty shitty not to see what's wrong with this. But eh.

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  4. Jennie K

    March 13, 2019 7:25 pm

    Yeah shame on this station for promoting and making light of animal abuse. shame on the parents for teaching kids to be coldhearted to animals

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  5. Pooh Supi

    April 18, 2019 5:25 am

    These donkeys may be neglected? Their hooves are too big, hair not taken care of. It seems to me the neglected donkeys are abused in front of many people. Can't laugh at all.

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  6. Kayla Swedberg

    April 25, 2019 5:16 am

    Sure, these kids are maybe a little big for the donkeys, but donkeys and mules can carry more weight (proportionally) than a horse. They are shod, to protect their feet on the hardwood, and they don't even have bits in their mouths. The donkeys aren't being forced to comply and they're allowed to be bad! That's what makes the whole show so entertaining!
    I've worked with horses and my own mule for many years, usually bareback and bitless, and I'd say that these animals are well-provided for with an easy workload. If they only have to carry a 110 pound high schooler around for half an hour twice a week, that's a pretty good life.

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  7. Patricia Ruelland

    February 13, 2020 1:24 am

    What the hell is wrong with people! Did they not notice that the donkeys were scared! People screaming, jumping on their backs and everyone thought it was so funny- literally dragging them across the floor by the halter. No thought for them at all! Shame on all of you!

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