The British newspaper, The Sun, now owns a Russian donkey. After thousands of the paper's readers saw a YouTube video of the donkey parasailing, they started a campaign to have the newspaper buy the equus.
Anapka, the 17-year old donkey, parasailed over the Azov Sea beach for about 30 minutes in a promotional stunt that left beachgoers and animal-rights activists horrified and made children cry.The owners, whose plan was to draw attention to a their parasailing business, did so in the wrong way.
The new owners are currently reviewing options for the donkey's new home.
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