Keep up-to-date with all our latest news here in the UK and from projects around the world.
Emergency team sent to Barbuda in wake of Hurricane Irma
An emergency team from Devon-based charity The Donkey Sanctuary arrived in Barbuda in the Caribbean yesterday (Monday 2 October) to help the feral donkey population on the island following Hurricane Irma. The donkeys currently risk hindering the rebuilding efforts by straying onto the local airport runway.
Attitudes to end of life issues
Representatives from The Donkey Sanctuary will be at this year's British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) Congress in Liverpool to share expert knowledge about the care and welfare of donkeys and other equines.
Crisis talks on Namibia’s donkey population
New research released this week by The Donkey Sanctuary reveals that the trade in donkey skins for use in traditional Chinese remedies is placing Namibia’s working donkey populations at risk.
Uganda bans donkey skin trade
Uganda has become the latest country to protect its working donkey population by banning the trade in donkey skins in a strongly-worded statement. The move has been applauded by The Donkey Sanctuary which has been leading efforts to halt the trade.
Ocean comes on leaps and bounds
Three-year-old Ocean has developed a real passion for donkeys. Find out how donkeys are helping this young boy to thrive.
Donkeys wait for death in Tanzania
Alex Mayers from The Donkey Sanctuary, visits a market in Tanzania where hundreds of donkeys wait to be slaughtered for their skins.
Charity calls for halt to skin trade
Donkeys caught up in the skin trade have little hope - the skin of an expensive healthy animal generates the same profit as that of a diseased, poorly kept or weak animal, which means that traders often see no value in maintaining good welfare conditions.
Opposition grows to donkey skin trade
Opposition to the donkey skin trade is escalating by the day in Africa, with street protests from donkey owners in Kenya and the Government of Botswana banning the export of donkey products.
Helping Lamu's hidden donkeys
Donkeys are the backbone of the economy in Lamu Town. Without motorised vehicles, pack donkeys are relied upon to move goods, suitcases, building materials and people around the timelessly beautiful town.