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Feeling the impact of the donkey skins trade

Can you imagine what it must be like to wake up one morning and find that every car in your town or village has been stripped of its engine and wheels?

No vehicles – no means of transport for you or anyone in your community. All those journeys we take for granted – the school run, getting to work every day, the food shop – suddenly becoming arduous or impossible tasks.

Mike Baker, The Donkey Sanctuary CEO

Taking over the reins

With the ‘reins’ handed over from David Cook, I am delighted to introduce myself as the new Chief Executive of The Donkey Sanctuary. I have been in animal welfare all my life, it is my passion, and for more than 20 years now I have been running animal charities, including working with donkeys and horses internationally.

I was fortunate enough to know Dr S, or Betty as I knew her. She was an incredible woman. I will always remember her dedication to, as she said it, putting donkeys first, second and third.

Mike Baker, CEO
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