The Donkey Sanctuary's projects and campaigns in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and China range from owner support to tackling the brick kiln industry.
Life and death in Nepal's brick kilns
Witnessing first-hand the work of our partner Animal Nepal, it's clear that great progress is being made in the brick kilns, but there's more still to do.
Rewarding welfare progress in Nepal
We’ve been to the brick kilns of Nepal to monitor the working and living conditions of mules and donkeys, and to assess the impact of the ongoing welfare work of our charity partner, Animal Nepal.
Brick kilns of neglect in Nepal
In the kilns where new owners are yet to benefit from the expert work of Animal Nepal, working conditions are miserable for donkeys and mules.
New collaboration to develop equine welfare in China
The Donkey Sanctuary and World Horse Welfare have formed a groundbreaking partnership with the China Horse Industry Association (CHIA) and the Chinese Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) to improve equine welfare in China.
Ejiao 'not worth buying' say Chinese health officials
The Donkey Sanctuary has welcomed advice from China's official National Health and Family Planning Commission that ejiao is "not worth buying."
Charity disappointed by 'backwards step' for donkeys
The Donkey Sanctuary has expressed disappointment at the news that China is reducing the import tax on donkey skins for use in traditional medicine.
Crisis talks on Namibia’s donkey population
New research released this week by The Donkey Sanctuary reveals that the trade in donkey skins for use in traditional Chinese remedies is placing Namibia’s working donkey populations at risk.
Uganda bans donkey skin trade
Uganda has become the latest country to protect its working donkey population by banning the trade in donkey skins in a strongly-worded statement. The move has been applauded by The Donkey Sanctuary which has been leading efforts to halt the trade.
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.