The Donkey Sanctuary has joined forces with the Born Free Foundation, LionAid and Olsen Verlag publishers in supporting #lionopera, by the leading young British composer, James Olsen. #lionopera is an ambitious new cycle of children’s operas, providing an opportunity for primary schools to take part in the first performances of ‘One of Our Lions is Missing!’ by staging their own production, free of charge in the summer of 2018.
Welcome to The Donkey Sanctuary's press office based at the charity's main Sanctuary near Sidmouth in Devon.
In addition to sending out regular press releases, we handle all enquiries from the press and broadcast media about our worldwide work and can quickly source the information you need or put you in touch with expert spokespersons. We also have access to high quality images and film and would welcome you to visit our main Sanctuary to learn more about our work.
Dawn Vincent | Head of Communications
Direct Line: +44 (0) 1395 573097
Nicola Ash | PR Manager
Direct Line: +44 (0)1395 573124
Mobile: +44 (0)7970927778
Simon Pope | Rapid Response and Campaigns Manager
Direct Line: +44 (0) 1395 574618
Jo Rooke | Internal Communications Manager
Paula Legg | Supporter Communications Officer
Direct Line: +44 (0) 1395 573134
Lauren Colvin | PR Administration Assistant
Direct Line: +44 (0) 1395 573122
Latest press releases
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.
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.
Since 2015 The Donkey Sanctuary has been working in collaboration with Dr Britta Osthaus, Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University and Dr Leanne Proops, Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, both specialists in animal behaviour and cognition.
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.
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