The Donkey Sanctuary supports projects and works with partners in the USA, Mexico, Peru, Brazil and the Caribbean.
Tackling the donkey skin trade in Brazil
Following disturbing reports of donkeys enduring the most terrible suffering after being rounded up and transported long distances to the holding base of slaughterhouses in Brazil, a team from The Donkey Sanctuary went to investigate.
Donkey skin trade targets Brazil
For the first time, The Donkey Sanctuary and its Brazilian partners, formed as the National Donkey Taskforce, have significant evidence that the international trade in donkey skins is now reaching South America.
eBay to ban ejiao products
The Donkey Sanctuary celebrates big step in tackling donkey skin trade as the charity convinces eBay to ban ejiao products.
Working in partnership
The Donkey Sanctuary dispatched a team to Barbuda, one of the two major islands that make up the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda, to ensure the welfare of the island’s feral donkeys in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
In the wake of Hurricane Irma
In the wake of Hurricane Irma, The Donkey Sanctuary dispatched a team to Barbuda, one of the two major islands that make up the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda, to ensure the welfare of the island’s feral donkeys, which risk hindering the rebuilding efforts by straying onto the local airport runway.
Charity releases new film to raise awareness of donkey skin trade
The Donkey Sanctuary has released a new short film highlighting the impact of the donkey skin trade - the largest single welfare issue the charity has seen.
Emergency team sent to Barbuda in wake of Hurricane Irma
An emergency team from Devon-based charity The Donkey Sanctuary arrived in Barbuda in the Caribbean yesterday (Monday 2 October) to help the feral donkey population on the island following Hurricane Irma. The donkeys currently risk hindering the rebuilding efforts by straying onto the local airport runway.
Charity calls for halt to skin trade
Donkeys caught up in the skin trade have little hope - the skin of an expensive healthy animal generates the same profit as that of a diseased, poorly kept or weak animal, which means that traders often see no value in maintaining good welfare conditions.
Charities join forces to promote welfare standards
The time is now for coordinated action to make improved welfare a reality for working equids across the world - that is the message from four equine charities who have come together to promote global welfare standards adopted by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).