Parasailing Donkey's Owner Won't Face Charges
Russian officials say animal is OK
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2010 6:31 PM CDT
The owner of a donkey that was strapped to a paraglider and sent airborne above a Russian beach will not face animal cruelty charges.   (?blumenbiene)

(Newser) – The owner of a donkey that went parasailing over a Russian beach, terrifying both the animal and onlookers, will not face animal cruelty charges, the Moscow News reports. The donkey, a female, "is clinically healthy," a local official tells AFP, adding that the owner didn't see any problem with the stunt. But the news service notes: "The donkey's mental state remained unclear."