Keep up-to-date with all our latest news here in the UK and from projects around the world.
Donkey owners urge others to plan for equine end of life
Results of a ground-breaking study into end of life care of equines shows that over 70% of owners have no plan in place. The three-year study into donkey and horse owner attitudes to equine end of life was coordinated by Advancing Equine Scientific Excellence (AESE) and supported by The Donkey Sanctuary and World Horse Welfare.
Basil: A very special donkey
This is a dedication to a very special donkey called Basil. While it is very hard to play favourites with the donkeys at the sanctuary as they all have their own special characteristics and charm, there are some that just quietly creep into your heart and before you know it you’re smitten.
Study shows donkeys need greater protection in winter than horses
A new study from The Donkey Sanctuary shows that donkeys, and to a lesser extent mules, are less able than horses to adapt to colder, wetter climates and therefore require additional protection in the winter to meet their welfare needs.
New guidelines launched to improve welfare of dairy donkeys
The Donkey Sanctuary and The University of Milan have presented new guidelines for donkey milk farming to MEPs at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
Ghana urged to enforce ban on slaughter and export of skins
The Donkey Sanctuary, which is leading the efforts to draw worldwide attention to the trade in donkey skins for the use in traditional Chinese remedies, is in Ghana with Ghana SPCA to urge law enforcement bodies to immediately enforce the ban on the slaughter and export of donkey skins that was passed at the beginning of the year.
The right call at the right time
You may have recently read the sad news about our gorgeous, feisty little donkey Gareth. You may even recall when we had to let you know that our fabulously handsome gentleman donkey, Teddy, had been put to sleep.
Breakthrough in a long-held dream
International Harness Consultant Chris Garrett discusses cart-making projects in Africa and why training people in their own countries is so vitally important.
Helping Barbuda's donkeys as Irma raises the bar
The Donkey Sanctuary dispatched a team to Barbuda to ensure the welfare of the island’s feral donkeys in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which risk hindering the rebuilding efforts by straying onto the local airport runway..
Working in partnership
The Donkey Sanctuary dispatched a team to Barbuda, one of the two major islands that make up the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda, to ensure the welfare of the island’s feral donkeys in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
In the wake of Hurricane Irma
In the wake of Hurricane Irma, The Donkey Sanctuary dispatched a team to Barbuda, one of the two major islands that make up the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda, to ensure the welfare of the island’s feral donkeys, which risk hindering the rebuilding efforts by straying onto the local airport runway.