The Donkey Sanctuary supports projects in many African countries, sharing expertise, training harness makers and vets and improving donkey welfare.
Building resilience in Zimbabwe
To mark the UN's International Day of Rural Women, we look to a pioneering donkey welfare project funded by The Donkey Sanctuary in western Zimbabwe.
Clamping down on donkey trafficking in Tanzania
Motorbike-powered anti-poaching patrols and grassroots initiatives on the Tanzania-Kenya border have been successfully clamping down on the illegal trafficking of donkeys.
Donkeys saved from slaughterhouse in South Africa
More than 100 donkeys have avoided being slaughtered for the skin trade after being rescued by local animal welfare organisations with our financial support. Find out more here.
Kenya court decision to quash donkey slaughter ban
In a massive blow to donkey welfare, a court decision in Kenya will allow the resumption of donkey slaughter for their skins. Learn more about the joint efforts to ban the slaughter here.
Charities speak up for working equids at Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development
The International Coalition for Working Equids (ICWE) hosted an event at the United Nations Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) in Zimbabwe last week, shining a light on the importance of working animals in developing countries.
Spanish Royal Approval for Skin Trade Campaign
International animal welfare charities The Donkey Sanctuary and Brooke were given a seal of approval when they took their donkey skin trade campaigns to the Queen Sofia Foundation in Madrid, Spain, last month.
Kenya’s slaughterhouses of horror
Donkey slaughterhouses have long struck fear into the hearts of local Kenyans and their potential closure will come as a huge relief to those living in their shadow.
Kenyan slaughterhouses to close in blow to skin trade
The decision by the Kenyan Government to close its donkey slaughterhouses represents a decisive blow against the skin trade in the region.
Asella family stand firm against donkey slaughterhouse
In Ethiopia, donkeys mean the world to people like Fikadu, Ayelech and their family. Ever since the arrival of a donkey slaughterhouse in their town, the family have stood resolute against the slaughtering of donkeys for their skins.