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Donkeys are widely used throughout the developing world for assisting humankind by drawing carts and farm implements, carrying packs across rough terrain and for riding. Their kind, gentle dispositions make them ideal for use by women and children; unfortunately, this also opens them to abuse and ill-treatment.
Donkeys are often seen as being stubborn and stupid when in reality the times they are not willing to work is often when they are so exhausted or in such poor condition and malnourished that they simply cannot.
They have a remarkable ability to survive and continue working under extremely harsh, cruel conditions and are truly great service animals. It is said that “the donkey sustains life in carrying water, wood and giving service to the poorest and most remote peoples in Africa”.
The NSPCA National Donkey Protection Project is a holistic approach to improving the lives of these animals. Each aspect of care and welfare needs to be addressed including:-