The Donkey Sanctuary supports projects in many African countries, sharing expertise, training harness makers and vets and improving donkey welfare.
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.
Committing to safeguarding Ethiopia's national donkey herd
Experts from Ethiopia and the UK gathered in Addis Ababa today (29 November) to discuss how to protect Ethiopia’s national donkey herd from the global trade in donkey skins.
The Donkey Sanctuary to co-host forum with Ethiopian government
The Donkey Sanctuary and the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture will co-host a forum on Thursday 29 November in Addis Ababa, where they will commit to safeguarding the country's national donkey herd.
Advocating for lasting change in Somaliland
With our support, our partner in Somaliland has successfully campaigned for the introduction of a new law protecting donkeys’ welfare – work is now ongoing to ensure its implementation.
The Donkey Sanctuary attends Animal Welfare Conference in Kenya
The Donkey Sanctuary attended the second Africa Animal Welfare Conference (AAW) in Nairobi, Kenya this week, the focus of which was ‘People, Animals and Planet: One Health, One Welfare.’
An ambassador for kindness
Meet Larry the dinosaur, who has travelled from The Donkey Sanctuary in Devon to South Africa in order to be an animal welfare ambassador.
Conference applauds Zimbabwe’s 'strong position' against skin trade
International animal welfare charities The Donkey Sanctuary and SPANA, who are leading efforts to draw worldwide attention to the trade in donkey skins, have funded and addressed a one-day discussion conference in Zimbabwe.
Branching out for donkeys in Tanzania
Community projects around the world are showing us that it is vital to involve local people when it comes to improving donkey welfare in the long-term.
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.
Ghana urged to enforce ban on slaughter and export of skins
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.