Working towards a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering.
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
New equid assessment tool launched
The Donkey Sanctuary and World Horse Welfare have today launched the new Equid Assessment Research and Scoping (EARS) tool, which places cutting-edge technology at the centre of the charities’ research strategies.
Positive talks with Mayor of Santorini
The Donkey Sanctuary and its partner, Greek Animal Welfare Fund/Animal Action Hellas (GAWF), held positive talks on 24 August with the Mayor of Santorini, Anastasios-Nikolaos Zorzos, who has pledged to improve the conditions for working equines on the Greek island.
Spanish sanctuary overwhelmed by rise in welfare cases
The team at our sanctuary in Spain has been overwhelmed in recent weeks by the number of abandonment cases being reported to them.
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