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SUNY Plattsburgh Provides Students With ‘Therapy Donkeys’ Ahead of Exams

SUNY Plattsburgh Provides Students With ‘Therapy Donkeys’ Ahead of Exams

“Spend 10 minutes with them. You’ll chill right out.”

After hours of studying for exams, what’s better to soothe your nerves than petting a donkey?

The College Fix reports:

University provides therapy donkeys to students ahead of final exams

Move over goat yoga — the latest way for college students to de-stress before final exams is … therapy donkeys.

That’s right. The State University of New York Plattsburgh recently brought in a small herd of miniature donkeys to help students cope with the anxiety and pressure that comes with typical end-of-semester responsibilities such as tests and massive 10-page papers that are due.

A video of the recent festivities at the SUNY campus showed students laughing, petting and playing with the little donkeys, with Ken Besaw of Thera-Pets telling a local ABC news affiliate: “Spend 10 minutes with them. You’ll chill right out.”


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Therapy elephants are obviously out of the question.

Let’s hear more about funding shortages.
Once upon a time the students would pet each other, good times!

    pilgrim1949 in reply to gbear. | May 7, 2019 at 1:41 pm


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pilgrim1949 | May 7, 2019 at 1:42 pm

Equines of a feather, flocking together.

In Old Testament times it was considered a miracle when an ass spoke.

Times sure have changed!

healthguyfsu | May 7, 2019 at 4:21 pm

What a bunch of jackasses!

Is this a joke?

I am guessing that no one at the college saw the episode of “The Grand Tour” from Columbia (the country) a few months back. I will leave it to brave souls to google the youtube on their own. Of course, even more horrifying, the college administrators “did” see it.

I’m laying odds that a ‘Petting Zoo’ would not be considered a deductable expense, but a ‘Therapy (insert name of creature here)’ would. Besides, this is probably as close as some of those kids are going to get to a real farm. I’ll bet none of them had to wake up with the sunrise to shovel the end result of such creatures into a manure spreader. (I did, and that’s why I went to college.)