Russian police looking for owner of "flying donkey"

21:48, July 21, 2010      

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Police in the Russian town of Temryuk in the Krasnodar region has been looking for the owner of the donkey which was forced to fly under a parachute over the Azov sea coast, local media reported Wednesday.

The "advertising campaign" by a local entrepreneur who offered the tow-parachute entertainment has sparkled public outcry after hundreds of residents, including children, witnessed the donkey shouting in terror from the sky 40 meters above the sea for half an hour.

The businessman when being interrogated by local police insisted it was the donkey's owner who had offered him to "entertain" the animal.

Police also found out the name of the poor creature's owner but has found neither the man himself nor the donkey so far.

According to Russian Criminal code, cruelty against animals is punishable by 80,000 rubles (more than 2,600 U.S. dollars) or up to two years behind the bars.

Source: Xinhua


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