The Donkey Sanctuary supports projects in many African countries, sharing expertise, training harness makers and vets and improving donkey welfare.
Sanctuary founder’s vision inspires change for donkeys in Ethiopia
A passion for donkey welfare shared between The Donkey Sanctuary’s founder, Dr Elisabeth Svendsen, and Dr Bojia Duguma has made a lasting impact on donkeys and mules in Ethiopia.
Donkeys win the day against skin trade in Nigerian Parliament
Amid growing calls for the equid skin trade to halt in Nigeria, The Donkey Sanctuary spoke in Nigerian Parliament to support a Bill aimed at safeguarding the national herd.
World Organisation for Animal Health calls for better donkey welfare in skin trade
On World Donkey Day (8 May), The International Coalition for Working Equids (ICWE) welcomed the World Organisation for Animal Health’s (OIE) statement calling for better protection of the welfare of donkeys at risk from the global skin trade.
Samuna and her donkeys at the heart of a community
In Harabafta Village, Ethiopia, Samuna’s three donkeys play a pivotal role in supporting her family. The lives of the people, along with their herd of livestock, depend on the hardworking donkeys to fetch water.
Donkeys vital to the Bulbulla waterpoint children
Every day in the village of Bulbulla in Ethiopia, 10-year-old Margartu is responsible for collecting water supplies for her whole family – a task which is impossible without the help of their donkeys.
Hope for the hardworking donkeys of Tanzania
Donkeys are the driving force behind the gold mines, farms and markets of Tanzania. Thanks to funding from The Donkey Sanctuary, these hardworking animals are receiving the care and understanding they deserve.
The Donkey Sanctuary Ethiopia saves injured donkey
A donkey named Tinishi (little one) was left in urgent need of treatment after being injured by a long-horned cow. Luckily, staff were on hand to operate swiftly and enable her recovery.
Equine influenza epidemic in West Africa
The Donkey Sanctuary is warning of a potential disease epidemic in West Africa, as Nigeria declares an outbreak of Equine Influenza, a highly contagious disease that affects all equines.
Gangs stealing donkeys from Ethiopia for slaughter in Kenya
A shocking new investigation has revealed that Kenya is acting as a trade hub for donkeys smuggled in across the borders of its neighbouring countries after its own donkey population has been run dry.