The Donkey Sanctuary supports projects and works with partners in the USA, Mexico, Peru, Brazil and the Caribbean.
Global NGOs pool resources for mezcal mules and donkeys
The Donkey Sanctuary and Heifer International have signed an agreement aimed at improving the welfare of Mexican donkeys and mules working to produce the artisanal alcohol mezcal, while also maintaining income for their owners.
Gabriel: a donkey at the mercy of the skin trade
Gabriel was just one of over 700 donkeys destined for the skin trade and abandoned in a holding pen in Brazil. Following our recent emergency trip to the pen, we tell their story.
Life and loss for donkeys in Brazil holding pen
Emergency teams from The Donkey Sanctuary in Mexico and the UK were recently dispatched to care for 700 donkeys awaiting slaughter for their skins. On their visit, they were moved by Ana and Cavalheiro, two donkeys fighting for their lives.
Help for 700 donkeys destined for skin trade
Emergency teams from The Donkey Sanctuary were dispatched after a disturbing call for help. In a remote corner of Brazil, 700 donkeys had been corralled into a pen together with no food and only a stagnant water source to drink from.
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.
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.
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.