Donkeys and mules in tourist hotspots are commonly used as taxis, carrying passengers or luggage. We’ve been working on the Greek island of Santorini since 2006 to improve welfare conditions for the 360 donkeys and mules working as tourist taxis.
We are regularly contacted by people who’ve visited the island on holiday but have left very unhappy with the health and conditions of these hard-working animals. Complaints centre on:
- donkeys and mules having no shade from direct sunlight;
- no access to water;
- carrying riders above the acceptable weight limit;
- and wounds caused by poor quality equipment.
This film shows what we’re doing to help, and how our work with the Santorini Animal Welfare Association and Animal Action gives these donkeys and mules comfort now and hope for a better future.