Keep up-to-date with all our latest news here in the UK and from projects around the world.
Charity disappointed by 'backwards step' for donkeys
The Donkey Sanctuary has expressed disappointment at the news that China is reducing the import tax on donkey skins for use in traditional medicine.
Urgent food appeal for donkeys in Tanzania
2,500 malnourished donkeys in Tanzania urgently need your help. Despite signs of the rains returning soon, the donkeys do not have enough food as plants are not growing.
Refuge for Faith, Hope and Charity this Christmas
Three female donkeys neglected and abandoned in North Belfast have been taken into the care of The Donkey Sanctuary in Ireland.
Welcoming Government's animal welfare bill
The Donkey Sanctuary has welcomed the news that the Government is publishing a new animal welfare bill to increase sentences for animal cruelty and recognise animal sentience in domestic law.
Donkey 'therapy' offers support to young cancer patients
A pair of young cancer survivors gained support with their emotional growth from an unlikely source - donkeys.
eBay to ban ejiao products
The Donkey Sanctuary celebrates big step in tackling donkey skin trade as the charity convinces eBay to ban ejiao products.
Reaching out at Christmas
Christmas is always a very busy time for our Donkey-Assisted Therapy centres and particularly so for the outreach team.
Cautious welcome to government u-turn on animal welfare clause
The Donkey Sanctuary has given a cautious welcome to a sudden change of heart by the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) following the vote by MPs to reject the inclusion of animal sentience into the EU Withdrawal Bill last week.
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.
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.