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Why donkeys matter
The majority of donkeys in the world today remain working animals serving some of the poorest communities.
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News & campaigns
Lucky the donkey saved from the bottom of a well
A stricken donkey has been lifted to safety from a disused well in The Gambia thanks to the quick-thinking of The Donkey Sanctuary’s partner on the ground.
Jail and life ban for man who caused suffering to horses and donkeys
A man from Selby who admitted causing unnecessary suffering and failing to meet the needs of a large number of horses and donkeys has been jailed and disqualified from keeping animals for life, after an RSPCA prosecution.
Donkey skin trade targets Brazil
For the first time, The Donkey Sanctuary and its Brazilian partners, formed as the National Donkey Taskforce, have significant evidence that the international trade in donkey skins is now reaching South America.
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