The Animal Legal Defense Fund Puts a Stop to Cruel “Donkeyball”

Annual fundraiser based on the cruel activity called donkey basketball cancelled.

The district’s annual donkey basketball fundraiser has long been the center of controversy, but after the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed notice of its intent to file a lawsuit, organizers cancelled this year’s event. The lawsuit seized upon a portion of the New York Education Code that requires schools to instruct students in the “humane treatment and protection of animals and the importance of the part they play in the economy of nature as well as the necessity of controlling the proliferation of animals which are subsequently abandoned and caused to suffer extreme cruelty.” Many states have similar laws, but New York’s is actually enforceable, containing a provision that allows citizens to sue wrongdoers.

Source: The Animal Legal Defense Fund Puts a Stop to Cruel “Donkeyball” | Animal Legal Defense Fund

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