In theory, sure, a donkey forced to parasail above stunned onlookers sounds like a good plan, but in reality, not so much.
A group of Russian entrepreneurs, in an effort to attract people to their private beach, attached the frightened animal to a parachute, then had the animal lifted into the air via powerboat high above the Sea of Azov in Southern Russia.
Apparently donkeys don’t care much for parasailing, as spectators said the beast could be heard braying loudly as it circled high over the beachgoers. The poor animal’s landing was no smoother, as the donkey was, according to The Taman newspaper, “dragged several meters along the water, after which the animal was pulled out half-alive onto the shore.”
According to police, while people were stunned and outraged over the incident, no one thought to call the authorities, instead choosing to videotape the bizarre incident.
Cops are investigating, and the people responsible could be facing charges of animal cruelty.
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