The Parasailing donkey brought a lot of controversy a couple of weeks ago.Â The donkey was parasailing over the ocean in Russia after some marketers thought it would be a good idea to feature the four legged animal in their commercial.Â Unfortunately for the donkey, this meant being ripped across the air for about 30 minutes while children cried and onlookers watched in horror.
The Russian police opened an investigation, as they didnâ€™t know why no one called them when the animal was above the ocean.Â They found out about the incident through cell phone camera footage.
Since the donkey lived and was not harmed physically, they couldnâ€™t do anything about the incident. No charges were filed (hmmâ€¦perhaps thatâ€™s why no one calledâ€¦they knew you wouldnâ€™t do anything!)
Now, the animal is retired and wonâ€™t be at sea anymore.Â Sheâ€™s at the Kremlin Stables undergoing observation â€“ after which she will retire to an animal sanctuary in Great Britain.
What do you think about the donkeyâ€™s treatment? Is it warranted?