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Americans banned to play basketball on donkeys

May 7 2009
19:02

In America, banned from one of the most bizarre sports - competition in donkey basketball. Such a moratorium imposed after pressure from animal advocates.

The sport, invented in the early 1930's during the Great Depression as a cheap entertainment in the rural areas, still remains a popular amusement in many American high schools, especially in the West.

Rules of the game are as follows: two teams of four men sit on their asses and compete in accuracy in hitting basketball rivals. In this case, you can get off your animals, push them and pull them, but they can not come off.

Animal-welfare advocates argue that the sport is cruel, because donkeys are lost on the basketball court in the presence of a large number of spectators. Besides, they could cause serious injury when their competitors are pushing.

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