The Donkey Sanctuary supports projects in many African countries, sharing expertise, training harness makers and vets and improving donkey welfare.
Asella family stand firm against donkey slaughterhouse
In Ethiopia, donkeys mean the world to people like Fikadu, Ayelech and their family. Ever since the arrival of a donkey slaughterhouse in their town, the family have stood resolute against the slaughtering of donkeys for their skins.
World Food Day 2019: donkeys provide lifeline for !nara fruit farmers
This World Food Day we are looking to donkeys like Diamond - who are loved and cherished by farmers in some of the most barren areas of Namibia.
Africa Animal Welfare Conference issues warning over skin trade
The Donkey Sanctuary has called for an immediate halt to the trade in donkey skins at the third annual Africa Animal Welfare Conference in Ethiopia.
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.
Donkey owners call for an end to Kenyan slaughterhouses
When a donkey is stolen to meet the demands of the skin trade, its owners must deal with the tragic loss of a beloved and essential part of their family. The Donkey Sanctuary recently met with the former donkey owners saying "No" to slaughterhouses in Kenya.
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.
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.