Probe launched into parasailing donkey stunt

July 20, 2010 2:07:18 PM PDT
An investigation has been launched against a Russian company that attached a donkey to a parasail as part of a promotional stunt. Amateur video footage shows several men strapping the animal into the harness. A few seconds later, the animal is yanked off the beach and high above the surf, where he flew for about half an hour.

Witnesses say they could hear the animal braying in fear. The animal did survive.

Employees of a resort, hoping to lure people in to parasail now face two years in prison for the stunt.