Ask Officials to Cancel Cruel ‘Donkey Basketball’ Game
A “donkey basketball” game is scheduled to take place at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington, on Wednesday, April 7.
Donkey basketball games are miserable for the animals involved. Hauled around the country in cramped and stuffy trailers, the donkeys are denied proper exercise, and food and water are often withheld before games to prevent unsightly “accidents.” The events are loud, frantic, and very stressful for the donkeys, who are often forced to “play” by being pulled, shoved, screamed at, or whipped when they don’t cooperate. Although experts agree that an average-size donkey is only able to bear a little more than 100 pounds, in donkey basketball games, the animals are typically forced to carry full-grown adults.
Please urge Superintendent William Mester and Principal Beth Porter to cancel the donkey basketball game immediately and replace it with an event in which all participants choose to be involved.
Superintendent William Mester:
Phone Number: 360-563-7280
Principal Beth Porter:
Phone Number: 360-563-4002
Speak Up For California Sea Lions
As the spring Chinook salmon run begins in the Columbia River, California sea lions, who live in this Pacific Northwest river and are routinely scapegoated and labeled a “problem” – again are in the government crosshairs. They are getting trapped and killed by the Oregon and Washington wildlife agencies for eating fish – a tiny fraction of the salmon returning to their birthplace to spawn. Since March 2009, when federal authorization was given to bypass the protections of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, 33 sea lions have been trapped, 24 are dead and the rest put into permanent captivity.
Please check out this link to politely voice your opposition to this pointless wildlife killing. Insist this program end immediately.
Or contact them Directly:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Jane Lubchenco, Administrator
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20230
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW)
Roy Elicker, Director
3406 Cherry Avenue N.E.
Salem, OR 97303
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
Phil Anderson, Director
600 Capitol Way N.
Olympia, WA 98501