Donkey News 2021

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Donkey News 2021

A New York media executive turned donkey rescuer, music-loving waste collection donkeys in Turkey, and a narrow escape for donkeys due to Brexit. Just some of the donkeys making the news in 2021…

Washington Post
Ron King with Goose, Washington Post, Photo: Attila Toth-Bathori/StarrLive

Media executive leaves his career to save donkeys Sydney Page, Washington Post, 2 December 2021. When Successful media executive Ron King learned of the plight of donkeys worldwide, he decided to ditch his high-flying, glamorous career and open Oscar’s Place Adoption Center and Sanctuary in California. 

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Beethoven-loving donkeys help clean up, Aljazeera, Photo: Adem Altan AFP

Beethoven-loving donkeys help clean up medieval Turkish town Aljazeera, 17 November 2021. Next time the binmen go on strike, spare a thought for the donkeys who climb 150 steps a day collecting rubbish from the narrow streets of Mardin in Turkey. After a long day, they like to unwind by listening to classical music.  

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Irish Examiner
Donkey sanctuaries caring for unsustainable levels of animals, Irish Examiner

Donkey sanctuaries caring for unsustainable levels of animals Steve Nevill, Irish Examiner, 16 November 2021. Donkey Sanctuary Ireland says the donkey welfare crisis in Ireland is deepening. Equine charities are overwhelmed with cases of poor donkey welfare, made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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BBC News Kye
Kye, BBC News

Newborn donkey moves into Skegness house BBC News, 22 September 2021. After little donkey foal Kye was rejected by his mother, and another mare, Gražina Pervenis took him in to hand rear him at home, and give him all the love and care he needs.

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Independent
Rescue donkeys give rare British flowers a boost, The Independent

Rescue donkeys set to rescue the UK’s rarest wildflowers Harry Cockburn, The Independent, 21 May 2021. Rescue donkeys in Devon on a mission to help save one of the UK’s rarest wildflowers. 

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Donkeys and Horses engineer water holes, Science News, Photo: Petra Kaczensky

Wild donkeys engineer water holes that help other species Jonathan Lambert, Science News, 29 April 2021. In the American Southwest, when wild donkeys dig for water, they help songbirds, mountain lions and bears, and even encourage the cottonwood to grow.  

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The Guardian
A donkey: Better to be born a limpet, The Guardian

Better to be born a limpet than a load-bearing donkey’ Helen Sullivan, The Guardian, 13 April 2021. A reflection on the sadness of donkeys.

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Ten donkeys rescued
Narrow escape for donkeys following Brexit delays, The Independent

Donkeys arrive on Isle of Wight after Brexit delays Kate Ng, The Independent, 24 February 2021. Donkeys arrive in UK, after Brexit delays almost left them headed for the slaughterhouse. 

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Britons unaware which animals are at risk of extinction, The Independent

Britons unaware which animals are at risk of extinction Rob Knight, The Independent, 22 February 2021. Poll finds 9 in 10 Britons are not aware that donkeys are at risk of being wiped out. 

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Copyright Amy Swift 2021