Avt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2022 times:
Proving once again that these "statistics" don't mean much. I fly a lot, but will likely go my whole life without ever seeing a donkey. About as useful as telling me how likely I am to die in a skydiving accident!
Cloudy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1987 times:
Donkeys are more common here in that states than you might suppose. Most of the time they are used in petting zoos, or as exotic pets. They are a great attraction at carnivals and outdoor parties, and are also used for Christmas pageants and live nativities. One yearly sport held in many places, including my home town, is "donkey basketball". Yes, that is right. Take two teams of five people on donkeys into a gym and play basketball. If your donkey uses the floor as a "lavatory" - you have to clean it up. You can thank us Christians and our church schools for this silly little sport. I can scan in some pictures and upload them if you don't believe me......
In some parts of the world, donkeys are still widely used as transportation. If the reports are right - donkey carts are so common in Iraq that terrorists will plant bombs in them because nobody pays any attention to an ordinary old donkey cart....