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DONKEY BASKETBALL: Boys from Lowell High School in Lowell, Ore., face the girls in a game of donkey basketball in their school's gymnasium in January 2006. Donkey basketball is played on a standard basketball court, but all participants are on the backs of donkeys and is usually used as a fundraising event. Donkey basketball has been targeted by some who claim that the sport is cruel because the donkeys are hit, kicked, and dragged around by participants who often have no experience handling animals.

PHOTO: Thomas Boyd/Zuma Press/Newscom/FILE

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