Our international work champions the quality of life for donkeys and the communities who live alongside them.

We try to help and make a lasting difference to the 40 million donkeys spread across the globe.

Our international work is highly dynamic and tackles ongoing chronic problems and short term emergencies.

The biggest threat to donkey welfare

Mike Baker, CEO of The Donkey Sanctuary, provides an update on our actions to combat the donkey skin trade for World Donkey Day.

  • Millions of donkeys are killed each year for their skins to meet the demands of the ejiao industry
  • Their populations are collapsing in some countries as demand leads to unsustainable levels of slaughter.

Working across the globe

Our European sanctuaries