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Ask Redford Union High School to Bench Cruel Donkey Basketball ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !

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- 1918 days ago -
Please politely urge Redford Union School District administrators to cancel this cruel event and replace it with a safer, more humane alternative. And please forward this alert widely!

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Cher C (1429)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 5:48 am



"Donkey basketball" games are loud, chaotic, and utterly bizarre events during which docile animals are pulled, shoved, screamed at, whipped, and forced to support riders who are too heavy for them to carry comfortably. Used again and again, the donkeys are lugged from place to place for months on end in small, poorly ventilated vehicles, with no consideration for their welfare, safety, or happiness. Equines who are systemically subjected to such stressors can develop unpredictable temperaments, putting riders and bystanders at risk. There has been a record of injuries, including a case in which an injured participant successfully sued a school for more than $110,000 in damages. Sadly, Redford Union High School in Redford, Michigan, has now scheduled a "donkey basketball" game for March 1. Your voice is needed!

Please politely urge Redford Union School District administrators to cancel this cruel event and replace it with a safer, more humane alternative. And please forward this alert widely!

Send polite comments to:

Ron Stoneman, Superintendent
Redford Union School District

Judy Nachman, Principal
Redford Union High School

Michael Humitz, Assistant Principal
Redford Union High School


Wendy M (54)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 6:21 am
Donkey basketball looks absolutely awful. Thanks for sharing!

Pat B (356)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 6:22 am
Will do, TY, Cher.

Barbara K (60)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 7:05 am
I would never go to watch such activity, and if others would stop, it would put a stop to activity that is making them no money and is harming the donkeys. What terrible thing they are teaching the student. They need to be taught not to do animal cruelty, and here it is right in this school. No wonder we are having such an animal cruelty problem.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 7:11 am
Emailed, thanks Cher. Perhaps they should play PIN THE TAIL ON THE JACKASS that came up with this idea.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 7:12 am
email sent. Tnx, Cher.

Constance F (418)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 7:18 am
Emails sent to Stoneman, Nachman and Humitz ! Thank you. Shared..

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 7:46 am
Emails sent

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 7:47 am
E-mails sent. This is so wrong! They should be teaching them NOT to be cruel to animals instead of patronizing it.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 7:58 am
Noted and signed,thanks. Jusdt how completely ridiculous is this??? Who or what is running this so called School??? These idiots should be fired ASAP. No wonder kids have no respect or appreciate animals. Pityful.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 8:48 am
Noted and Thnx Cher :-0

. (0)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 9:50 am
Action to be taken. I no longer have patience for moronic, cruel fools such as these, while animals continue to be used in such an inhumane fashion. Also am not out to catch flies by being sweet. Will send in civil comments. TY Cher.

Amy E (66)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 9:51 am
emails sent

paula eaton (30)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 10:02 am
Signed. These poor donkeys are kicked, hit and this is not acceptable.

pam w (139)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 10:42 am
Thanks, Cher.

naomi cohen (55)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 10:46 am
signed. how original. using donkeys to actively participate in basketball. it's outrageous to force any animal to entertain an audience filled with sadistic degenerates. signed. thank you, cher.

Suzanne L (99)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 1:52 pm
Noted. Will send e-mails.

Ruth M (235)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 2:48 pm
Emails sent & noted. I've never seen anything like whoever thought of this is sick in the mind! What a terrible example to set!

. (0)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 2:49 pm
What could be more entertaining than abusing donkeys. Great school role model.

Christine S (134)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 4:27 pm

Leslene Dunn (84)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 9:58 pm
Noted and signed - sickening low life pieces of scum. So wish that donkey kicks them into hospital.

Jan Garen (86)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 1:30 am
This goes beyond comment that is printable.

Danuta W (1249)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 4:14 am

Beth M (138)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 2:33 pm

Carol H (229)
Monday February 25, 2013, 1:27 pm
action to be taken, thanks Cher

Elizabeth M (65)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 2:23 pm
Noted and article read. This is absolutely a display of animal abuse, and in the school yet????
Thank you Cher.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 9:29 am
Noted Cher :-0 Thnx

Yvonne F (181)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 9:31 am
Emails already sent! How do one protect the animals from ignorence? I do hope these people will get to their sences and have this stopped!
Poor donkeys! Thanks Cher
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