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It's a bird. It's a plane. No. It's... a donkey

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posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 06:18 PM
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It's a bird. It's a plane. No. It's... a donkey


news.yahoo.com

MOSCOW – Authorities in Russia are opening an animal cruelty probe into a weekend stunt on a beach in southern Russia in which a donkey parasailed high over the surf. Amateur video footage showed men attaching a parasail harness to the trembling mule. The English-language Kremlin news channel Russia Today reported that sunbathers were distressed at the sight of the flying donkey, which brayed in fear as it glided above the bay for half an hour.

Russia Today reported the donkey was shell-shocked but survived.
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posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 06:18 PM
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Russian authorities are starting an animal cruelty investigation

over a weekend promotional stunt by a "leisure firm" in the

village of Golubitskaya on the Azov Sea.

If convicted the employees could face two years in prison on

animal cruelty charges.

Stunned onlookers and beach goers watched as the mule glided

around attached to a parasail for 30 minutes above the beach.



news.yahoo.com
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[edit on 20-7-2010 by InvisibleObserver]



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 06:23 PM
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OK. I will admit I laughed. But I know it was wrong. If it was done on something that could actually appreciate the gift of flight, such as a monkey or dolphin, maybe it would be OK, seeing as something that intelligent would have had fun, as opposed to this, which is basically like taking a 2d creature into the 3D world and expecting it not to panic in fear of the uncomprehendable

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[edit on 20-7-2010 by Gorman91]



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 06:34 PM
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If it was this one I could understand why.....





posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 06:36 PM
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Now that was funny.

...I know it was mean to the donkey but I couldn't help it.


2 years in prison for that stunt? That's a bit harsh.



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 06:42 PM
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FOOTAGE OF ACTUAL INCIDENT!!!!

(AUDIO HAS BEEN EDITED)




[edit on 20-7-2010 by Gentill Abdulla]



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 08:08 PM
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BOY! You git yor Gol Darn'd ASS down heya!

Ah dun tol you once, ana Ah ain't a-gonna tell ya agin'...


Only PIGS can Fly!



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 08:19 PM
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No its not funny - at all! Its cruel - at least the authorities realize that it is and I hope they do something about it. Poor guy, hope he will be alright after this ordeal.



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 08:21 PM
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Since when do monkeys and dolphins fly?



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 08:26 PM
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In Soviet Russia parasail fly you.. lol...

I think it would've only been cruel if the donkey had been seriously injured.. And I think 2 years in prison would've been lenient for that type of incident if it had been done in the United States..



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 08:59 PM
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It's bad enough how disgusted I am that people did this to an animal ......... but MORE SO disgusted with people that think it was funny.

Goddamn humans.



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 09:26 PM
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Damn idiots who think this is funny! Two years is not harsh!

This only proves how we have dumbed down as humans.



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 09:31 PM
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I saw this on the news this evening, and it nearly made me cry.

How sick and sad, half an hour and braying in fear, trembling?

Disgusting.



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 09:32 PM
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Well, I am semi-intelligent, and I can assure you I would not enjoy parasailing.

Not everyone likes heights and responds favorably to adrenaline.

Personally, I hope they get at least a little jail time for this.



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 09:40 PM
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Come on, lighten up. The donkey was ok. He was probably scared for the first few moments and then he settled down and enjoyed the ride. How many donkeys get a chance to fly? He has one heck of a story to tell when he gets back to the barn. His friends will never believe him.



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 10:21 PM
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Your right, I should lighten up (actually I usually am).

Until someone delibertly risks anothers life! The article said 30 minutes of braying, it spoke of the donkey trembling. So I guess luck was on the donkeys side after all, he didn't drown!

Now if you want humor????

Take a look here...

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 10:32 PM
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Originally posted by Erasurehead
Now that was funny.

...I know it was mean to the donkey but I couldn't help it.


2 years in prison for that stunt? That's a bit harsh.
Yeah I Agree on both fronts..
It is so a$$inine
those guys were real jaska$$es,..
Poor Donkay (in shrek voice)

[edit on 20-7-2010 by Lil Drummerboy]



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 10:34 PM
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Originally posted by sweetliberty
The article said 30 minutes of braying

People that take this in lighthearted manner more than likely have no clue what donkey braying is, nor a rat bruxing, nor a dog/cat in hackles, etc.

And besides, it wouldn't matter anyway, it's just a dumb animal right?

ugh

[edit on 7/20/2010 by Misfit]



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 10:53 PM
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I'm wrong. that was funny. Can you imagine what that donkey must look like to other donkeys as he/she tries to explain that experience to his/her fellow mules and donkeys:










hee haw.. look ma, the primates made me fly!



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 11:05 PM
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What will most likely happen is the other donkeys will call him names...I bet they won't let him play in any donkey games


This will go down in history, Im sure of it!

The rebel donkey will make sure of it



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