Tallulah’s Donkeys: Fun, frolics and a dramatic donkey escape…

Tallulah’s Donkeys: Fun, frolics and a dramatic donkey escape…

Tallulah's Donkey & Horse Sanctuary
Tallulah’s Donkey & Horse Sanctuary, Merseyside

Show Marion Thompson an animal in need and she will rescue it. The owner of Tallulah’s Donkey & Horse Sanctuary in Wallasey, Merseyside admits,

“If they need my help, I just have to act…and think about the consequences later.”

This may go some way towards explaining how she now finds herself in sole charge of 27 horses and ponies, 20 donkeys and assorted dogs, cats, chickens, roosters and rabbits. Read more

Ejiao: Donkeys are paying the price for China’s rapid progress and lost traditions

Ejiao: Donkeys are paying the price for China’s rapid progress and lost traditions

donkey farm China
Some of the 10,000 donkeys kept for slaughter and breeding at the donkey farm run by the Shandong Donge’E Ejiao (DEEJ) company. Photo: Simon Parry, Daily Mail

While China’s economy continues its dramatic transformation, it seems there is little room for sentimentality. Villages, once the cornerstone of Chinese culture, are being destroyed at a rate of 300 a day and valued traditions and customs are being eroded as progress is pursued at any cost. 

At the same time, intolerable cruelty is still inflicted on overwhelming numbers of animals in China as a matter of routine and to the dismay of much of the rest of the world. Is it possible to understand the complex web of events that have led to this and can we save the millions of donkeys that are the latest victims?  Read more