Donkeys in World Animal Week

What is it about donkeys that makes them so appealing? Is it their big ears? Or the markings around their eyes, almost like reverse eyeliner? Or their cheeky, curious personalities? Does it go back to Eeyore in the Winnie-the-Pooh stories? Whatever it is, there’s no doubt that donkeys have a special place in the public’s heart.

I visited a project supported by WSPA: a donkey and horse sanctuary in Israel. The Pegasus project was established by a local man, Zvika, and he continues to run it, almost single-handed.

He travels around with a horse box in tow, ready to collect any donkey or horse that’s found in trouble. He’s contacted by local authorities, the police, or just members of the public, and he can be summoned at any time of day or night.

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