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Donkeys have been living feral on Bonaire for hundreds of years. Many fall victim to terrible acts of abuse, traffic accidents, illness, dehydration & starvation. A Dutch couple set up Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire in 1993 to help save 400 but 200 more remain.

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Michelle S (462)
Monday July 16, 2012, 2:17 am
From the petition authors:

"We wish to support Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire in its appeal to the Bonaire Government to stop their shipment plans of 200 feral donkeys to Haiti and instead work together to help find the best solution for the donkeys’ future well being.

Donkeys have been living feral on Bonaire for hundreds of years and many fall victim to terrible acts of abuse, road traffic accidents, illness, dehydration and sometimes starvation.

A Dutch couple set up Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire in 1993 to help save sick, wounded and orphaned foals and they’ve managed to save and care for 400 donkeys so far, but a further 200 are still roaming free.

Now these remaining feral donkeys are facing further threat. Recent reports indicate that the Bonaire Government wishes to round them up and transport them to Haiti where they will face an uncertain future as working animals. The sanctuary believes that the stress of travel combined with the lack of resources or expertise in Haiti to domesticate the wild donkeys, is likely to lead to intense suffering and distress.

The Donkey Sanctuary, which has supported the Bonaire sanctuary over the last 15 years is keen to support its efforts to work with the government to help find the best solution for the donkeys.
We have until Monday 16th July to collect names for this emergency petition, which staff from Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire will present at a meeting to the Bonaire Government shortly after."

Gabriela C (105)
Monday July 16, 2012, 2:44 am
Signed. Thanks Michelle!

AWAY AWHILE Cal M (1067)
Monday July 16, 2012, 2:46 am
sgined and noted--thanks Michelle

. (0)
Monday July 16, 2012, 2:52 am

Ruth C (87)
Monday July 16, 2012, 2:58 am

Yvonne F (181)
Monday July 16, 2012, 2:59 am
Poor animals!!! Signed, of course! Thanks Michelle for posting

. (0)
Monday July 16, 2012, 3:13 am
signed & noted

Rock H (254)
Monday July 16, 2012, 3:19 am
Signed and noted. Thanks Michelle!.

Jill V (416)
Monday July 16, 2012, 3:29 am
Thank you Michelle.

Joe R (190)
Monday July 16, 2012, 3:38 am
Thanks Michelle. Signed and noted.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 16, 2012, 3:42 am
Thank you for signing our urgent petition to help the donkeys of Bonaire.

Debbie Crowe (87)
Monday July 16, 2012, 3:58 am
I signed petition and I sure hope it helps to save these little guys!!

Danuta W (1250)
Monday July 16, 2012, 4:06 am
noted FB

Past Member (0)
Monday July 16, 2012, 4:17 am
Signed and noted.

P A (117)
Monday July 16, 2012, 4:20 am

Cheryl B (64)
Monday July 16, 2012, 4:29 am
signed and noted

Cheryl B (64)
Monday July 16, 2012, 4:29 am
thanks,Michelle,for telling the world

Elaine S (31)
Monday July 16, 2012, 4:41 am

Elize Labuschagne (181)
Monday July 16, 2012, 4:45 am
Signed. Thank you for theses wonderful people.

Jelca Bruigom (74)
Monday July 16, 2012, 5:02 am
Couln't get to the site, but I will try later. Donkeys are such nice pets. They need company and deserve better.

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Monday July 16, 2012, 5:15 am

Carolyn S (151)
Monday July 16, 2012, 5:15 am

Emma S (239)
Monday July 16, 2012, 5:18 am
Done! Thanks, Michelle.

Constance F (418)
Monday July 16, 2012, 5:21 am
Thank you ! signed.

Nicole W (646)
Monday July 16, 2012, 5:23 am
signed and shared

Carol H (229)
Monday July 16, 2012, 5:26 am
signed and noted

Past Member (0)
Monday July 16, 2012, 5:48 am
Sorry, my PC did not find the page on wich i could sign

noted. Thank You Michelle

Leslie G (79)
Monday July 16, 2012, 5:50 am
Signed, shared, tweeted and noted. Thank you Michelle

Gloria picchetti (304)
Monday July 16, 2012, 5:56 am
Signed. I think donkeys are special because Jesus rode them.

Jane Parker (70)
Monday July 16, 2012, 5:57 am

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday July 16, 2012, 6:01 am
Signed and noted - these poor animals.

Veronique L (209)
Monday July 16, 2012, 6:08 am
Absolutely signed!!!

Anna Undebeck (256)
Monday July 16, 2012, 6:08 am
Signed- and thanks for letting the world know....

Past Member (0)
Monday July 16, 2012, 6:13 am
as long as any being lives in fear, hate, exploitation and death at the hands of man so shall all men live under this same threat, don't fool yourself no one is free as long as another is oppressed. withdraw your consent for as long as we agree to the small things we have agreed to the big ones, the pebble seems so small but its effects are far reaching
protect life, prosecute those that seek to destroy our shared home and our fellow beings
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love
*********** WALL OF SHAME ************
┬┴┬┴┬┴ The Wall ┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴
DEMOLISH ------>>>>> THIS WALL !!!!

Danica Mirkovic (108)
Monday July 16, 2012, 6:18 am
Signed and noted

Robyn M (123)
Monday July 16, 2012, 6:26 am
The pictures are heart wrenching! The plight of these poor donkeys is so sad. Signed, shared and noted. Thank you Michelle.

Lisa N (207)
Monday July 16, 2012, 6:52 am
Thank you for signing our urgent petition to help the donkeys of Bonaire.

Thank you Michelle.

Patricia Cannell (825)
Monday July 16, 2012, 7:11 am
Signed and noted.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 16, 2012, 7:16 am
noted + signed

Liz AWAY G (72)
Monday July 16, 2012, 7:17 am
Noted and happily signed to help all these lovable donkeys,i love them as they are full of character,when i went to Devon i visied The Donkey Sanctuary and it is an amazing place for these gorgeous animals as they are so well cared for and loved,i had a great day enjoying time with them.I am now going to adopt one.I pray that we are able to save these donkeys.THANK YOU to all the caring people and volunteers who help look after the donkeys and give them a better life,they suffer so much in some parts of the world,signed with hope in my heart for a happy ending.Thank oyu so much Michelle fo rthe posting.Liz Xx

Raiin Blue (72)
Monday July 16, 2012, 7:43 am
Done x2

bev g (128)
Monday July 16, 2012, 7:55 am
Signed and shared. Poor animals. its just all getting worse .the abuse of these poor animal.s breaks my heart

bev g (128)
Monday July 16, 2012, 7:55 am
thems so cute as well. as all animals re.

bev g (128)
Monday July 16, 2012, 7:55 am
thks michelle.

Michela M (3964)
Monday July 16, 2012, 7:56 am

bev g (128)
Monday July 16, 2012, 7:57 am
WHY ARNT THE GOVERNMENTS IN THIS WORLD AND OF ALL THE COUNTRIES SORTING IT OUT? makes me sick. the wya animals are treated. tears and choked.

Ann P (17)
Monday July 16, 2012, 8:20 am
Noted and signed. It breaks my heart to see any animal suffering. Peace ☮ L♥ve.

Ilona a (51)
Monday July 16, 2012, 8:29 am
signed and noted,thanks

Jason Green (235)
Monday July 16, 2012, 8:42 am
Thank you for signing our urgent petition to help the donkeys of Bonaire.

Patrizia S (315)
Monday July 16, 2012, 8:44 am

Carrie B (306)
Monday July 16, 2012, 8:47 am
Signed and noted.

Solomiia Bozhyk (43)
Monday July 16, 2012, 8:49 am
Signed and noted, thank you Michelle

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Monday July 16, 2012, 8:54 am
Signed & Noted! Let's hope those other 200 can be located and given a safe haven as well!!!

Nancy Roussy (79)
Monday July 16, 2012, 9:13 am
Signed and noted, thank you!

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Monday July 16, 2012, 9:20 am
Signed. Thank you for signing our urgent petition to help the donkeys of Bonaire.

Anneke Andries (279)
Monday July 16, 2012, 10:01 am
signed already, t.y.

Amanda A (201)
Monday July 16, 2012, 10:01 am
Signed. Again, thank you Michelle

Sandi C (98)
Monday July 16, 2012, 10:30 am

naomi cohen (55)
Monday July 16, 2012, 10:36 am
thank you, dear michelle. i hope and pray for these beautiful creatures. another sanctuary must be created to house these poor babies. there a re 200 donkeys who are roaming free, but in danger with every step they take.if they are transported to become working animals, their lives will be miserable and shortened by many years. we cannot let this happen to them.

Gudrun D (447)
Monday July 16, 2012, 10:49 am
Signed - thank you Michelle.

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Monday July 16, 2012, 11:02 am
Signed. Thanks. Hope I wasn't late.

Valerie H (133)
Monday July 16, 2012, 11:12 am
Thank you, signed

Valerie H (133)
Monday July 16, 2012, 11:13 am
You cannot currently send a star to Michelle because you have done so within the last week.

Evelyn B (79)
Monday July 16, 2012, 12:30 pm
Noted and Signed Tks. Michelle...

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Monday July 16, 2012, 12:58 pm
Noted & Signed.

Sinikka Away (183)
Monday July 16, 2012, 12:59 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Michelle.

Teresa W (782)
Monday July 16, 2012, 1:18 pm
noted and signed, thank you

Florence Eaise (132)
Monday July 16, 2012, 1:41 pm
I signed and shared the petition! Thanks so much for bringing this to everones attention Michelle!

Brenda Towers (0)
Monday July 16, 2012, 1:42 pm

Monday July 16, 2012, 1:57 pm

Genoveva M (328)
Monday July 16, 2012, 2:02 pm
Signed, noted and shared. Thanks

Dany Strakova (123)
Monday July 16, 2012, 2:05 pm
signed. Thanks for sharing Michelle

Regina P (67)
Monday July 16, 2012, 2:18 pm

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Monday July 16, 2012, 2:37 pm
sad and heart breking i adore donkins they extreamtely good animals. its terrible !!!. thnx michelle for th e posting!!!!!! signed,

michelle t (41)
Monday July 16, 2012, 2:58 pm
Please save these poor donkeys

Roxann Shadrick (15)
Monday July 16, 2012, 3:11 pm
Signed and Noted, Thank You Michelle.

Tomoko Harris (83)
Monday July 16, 2012, 3:15 pm
Noted and Signed

Heather Norstrom (51)
Monday July 16, 2012, 3:57 pm
Heartbreaking - signed and noted. Thank you Michelle.

Monday July 16, 2012, 4:33 pm
Signed. Thanks Michelle

Ellen G (325)
Monday July 16, 2012, 5:15 pm
2 sigs

Julia R (296)
Monday July 16, 2012, 5:51 pm
Noted, Signed & Shared this petition! I made a donation too and so hope that this petition will stop the Bonaire govt. with their plans of shipping 200 feral donkeys to Haiti and instead work with Donkey Sanctuary of Bonaire in the best interests of the donkeys' welfare! My prayers are with these wonderful people who are trying to help these poor donkeys who have been such victims. God bless their innocent and precious lives! Thanks Michelle.

Sinisa Martinovic (41)
Monday July 16, 2012, 6:28 pm
signed from the heart!

Laurie H (817)
Monday July 16, 2012, 7:30 pm
So happy to sign for these sweet donkeys---how I adore them and wish they're lives to improve greatly!!! Thanks so much Michelle!!~

Elsie Au (259)
Monday July 16, 2012, 7:46 pm
Just saw the post today but the petition still open so I just signed. Thanks for posting.

Vicky P (476)
Monday July 16, 2012, 8:07 pm
Signed and noted

Kim O (396)
Monday July 16, 2012, 8:28 pm
Spamster nuked off hopefully! Noted and signed!! I hope they can save the rest of the donkeys!! Thanks Michelle!

penny C (83)
Monday July 16, 2012, 9:09 pm

Harshita Sharma (137)
Monday July 16, 2012, 9:31 pm

Jerry B (128)
Monday July 16, 2012, 9:46 pm
Noted ..thanks Michelle!

Marie W (67)
Monday July 16, 2012, 10:09 pm

Michelle S (462)
Monday July 16, 2012, 10:25 pm
Thanks to all. I will notify if any updates.

Julia, you are an animal angel of EPIC proportions....A VERITABLE ROCK STAR!!!

TY! Michelle >^..^

Jane H (0)
Monday July 16, 2012, 10:26 pm
All around the world I see suffering donkeys

Esther Z (94)
Monday July 16, 2012, 11:57 pm
Noted and signed.

Apolonia Pl (393)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 1:18 am
Noted and signed before, shared also...

leslie c (18)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 2:14 am
All actions taken. Thanks.

Michael C (217)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 2:23 am
Noted, and signed...Thanks Michelle

Shirley S (187)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 2:50 am
Noted & signed

desanka s (416)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 2:51 am
Thank you Michelle, signed yesterday.


Joy Wong (103)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 3:34 am
Noted and signed.

Susan Griffiths (24)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 4:34 am
Reported that I can not get this link up.

ilja c (48)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 5:41 am

Lorraine Hagin (27)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 5:50 am
Petition signed - thank you for bringing this matter to our attention, Michelle you are a star! I am so grateful that there are amazing people in this world who care deeply for animals in the way that these kind people do for they are prepared to do everything in their power to help any sick/tortured/injured animals in anyway that they can by starting up petitions etc - god bless you, you are truly wonderful people! As long as we have people like them, it is up to the rest of us to sign their petitions and to keep on signing them - hopefully by doing this and lobbying these dreadful countries that allow such terrible barbaric cruelty to exist - who knows, maybe one day all their good work will pay off and these horrific petition sites that we read and sign will dwindle and good people like Michelle will not have to write such a horrid story such as the one about these poor Donkeys of Bonaire. Good luck I hope this petition is successful!

Arlene Mary Baladi (40)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 6:05 am
Signed...and thank you!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 6:37 am
Signed, thanks for posting this.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 6:54 am
Signed and noted. Thanks.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 7:05 am
signed , thanks !!

Barb Mann (12)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 7:56 am
Signed and noted! Thanks Michelle for making us aware!

Suzanna van der Voort (271)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 8:09 am
I have troubles opening the link with Google Chrome and Mozilla as well.
"Firefox can't find the server at" and "Oeps! Google Chrome can't find"
BUT...I managed to find other links that work:
Ezels van Bonaire niet naar Haïti! (Donkeys from Bonaire not send to Haïti)
Petition to help the donkeys of Bonaire
Save the Bonaire Donkeys: Stop the shipment of 200 wild male donkeys to Haiti

Will sign them all and share them on facebook too, with thanks Michelle.

Fennie Yap (0)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 8:29 am

Sue McGuey (106)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 9:13 am
Noted & signed!~ Posted to Facebook!~

Sarah G (109)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 9:20 am
aleaady signed this one, thanks for posting

. (0)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 9:43 am
done...thanks Michelle

. (0)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 9:45 am
My sign is accepted, the web is working
but i'm thinking,perhaps, the time is end :-((
Thx u Mìchelle

Gina Caracci (219)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 11:38 am
Noted and signed...
OMG HOW CUTE ARE THEY!!! I so hope they find somewhere safe to go and live happily. I so wish I had a sanctuary to take them and every other animal for that matter..

Thanks Michelle!

liz meesters (176)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 12:20 pm
signed & noted, thanks

tracey p (81)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 12:30 pm
signed and noted.donkeys are wonderful animals.I hope we can help these ones.

Marcia Mueller (13)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 12:36 pm
These poor donkeys should NOT be sent to a life of hell in Haiti. They need to be protected and helped where they are.

Suzanne L (99)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 1:08 pm
S&N. I love donkeys. They have the most beautiful faces.

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 3:23 pm

Nancy sands (448)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 4:59 pm
HeeHaw and signed

Kay M (347)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 5:26 pm

aj E (164)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 5:39 pm

Azaima A (207)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 9:15 pm
signed. Bless the donkeys.

Susan Griffiths (24)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 4:03 am
I am trying to sign this petition. i have sent a message to Care2 reporting that I can not follow this link but trying again today to sign I still can not. CARE@ PLEASE FIX THIS LINK!

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 6:36 am

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 6:58 am

P. L. Neola (21)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 8:39 am

. (0)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 12:47 pm
Signed and Noted.

Alison A (244)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 6:51 pm
It still let me sign, even though you say that it would be presented Monday, I hope that my signature will still be used, thanks Michelle.

Susan Griffiths (24)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 3:08 am
Does CARE2 not listen. I have reported that I can not get this link to work and I still can not get it to work. Is anyone else having this problem?

Valerie Disle (66)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 4:54 am
Signed lately sorry Michele

Ana F (25)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 7:25 am
Signed only now too :/

Past Member (0)
Friday July 20, 2012, 8:13 am
TY Signed for donkeys!

Penelope Ryan (178)
Friday July 20, 2012, 2:32 pm

Teresa Cowley (274)
Friday July 20, 2012, 2:52 pm
Noted and signed.

Pogle S (88)
Friday July 20, 2012, 3:33 pm
Signed it! Poor Donkeys; such likable creatures and so willing to work when well fed and treated with love and respect!

Grainne OCarroll (72)
Friday July 20, 2012, 5:08 pm

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday July 20, 2012, 6:22 pm
noted and signed

Kit H (173)
Friday July 20, 2012, 6:35 pm

janet f (29)
Friday July 20, 2012, 6:57 pm
I have been supporting The Donkey Sanctuary for many years. Donkeys are one of my favorite my favorite animals. They really are treated like garbage in most of the world. Anything we can do to make their lives better is time and money well spent.

LD B (40)
Friday July 20, 2012, 7:32 pm

Dianne D (490)
Friday July 20, 2012, 10:07 pm
Signed. How awful to treat God's creatures this way.

Juliette Claparede (42)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 4:31 am
Noted and signed !

Sheri D (0)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 4:39 am
Signed. Good luck, donkeys!

Saturday July 21, 2012, 5:45 am
Action completed. Thank you Michelle!

b brown (0)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 10:31 am

Jane H (139)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 10:37 am
noted and signed---TY

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 1:51 pm
Signed and noted, as always thank you Michelle for bringing these important news to the site. How you can care so much is an inspiration to me. I am almost depleted of care, there is SO MUCH ABUSE OUT THERE against everything, from animals to children, the working masses et al..... Ah but the 1% of the world is not only imune to their actions, they continue to PROFIT FROM IT! :(

Nancy C (806)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 4:17 pm
still open...thanx

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 8:48 pm
How much suffering there is in the world! Good on the sanctuary that tries to help these donkeys.

Linda Jarsky (0)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 9:01 pm
"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. ---St. Francis of Assisi..."

Christine Stewart (134)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 9:08 pm
Signed and noted.

Michael Holland (10)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 8:09 am
Signed and noted. I hope the petition will be successful.

Jane Parker (70)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 9:51 am

Phillip A (115)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 11:38 am
Visited the Donkey Sanctuary only yesterday and saw this petition on the restaurant noticeboard. Glad that it gets a mention on Care 2 as well, as I might have forgotten all about it...?

Past Member (0)
Monday July 23, 2012, 4:17 am
I hope some impact was made on this issue, thanks for posting, sorry I was too late for the signing due date :-(

Deborah F (2)
Monday July 23, 2012, 8:25 am
Signed and noted. Hope it helps.

Michele Mercer (16)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 7:26 pm
tried to sign fourm said it was closed..

Stella Nobrega-Garcia (4)
Monday August 27, 2012, 12:09 pm
Noted but unable to sign.
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