Celebrating those who work in donkey rescue and donkey welfare, those who provide donkey therapy for people in need, and all those who give donkeys a loving home around the world. Read more
Following my six-day trek with a donkey in Provence, southern France, this is my handy guide for donkey trekkers, including donkey care, handling, packing, weight limits and what to take… Read more
Donkey Home Visit with Mark Kerr, Donkey Welfare Adviser
It’s February and there’s a gale blowing. I pass a fallen tree on the way. I’m meeting Mark at a garden centre in Horsham, West Sussex. We’ve managed to pick the day of Storm Doris. We navigate rows of plant pots and brightly coloured flowers and take refuge in the café. Read more
Introducing Mark Kerr, Donkey Welfare Adviser for The Donkey Sanctuary
The Donkey Sanctuary has been a feature of life for donkey lovers in the UK and around the world for nearly fifty years. Since its humble beginnings in 1968, with one donkey called Naughty Face, it has grown into one of the most important animal charities in the world. The first and last word on donkeys. Open 365 days a year from 9am until dusk, they are always there, letting us know that we’re right to love these amazing creatures and do all we can to protect them. Read more
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