Friday September 9, 2011, 2:14 pm
Donkeys suffer more than most animals as they have to provide food for a poor person's family and they do not look after their animal properly. Sometimes it is ignorance, sometimes poverty or it could just be downright bloddy mindedness.
There are some charities who work with people in the Middle East and India. They offer advice, proper bridles instead of twisted bits of wire and free medical treatment. Spana and Brooks to name but 2 and there are many more out there all doing sterling work.
I stumbled a great horse and donkey website with lots of information about them and I learnt about the donkey behaviour. I read that the donkey stand still and considers the best course of action when faced with a strange and dangerous situation. They are very very intelligent and gentle animals.
You can see this in the video yourself and come to your own conclusions, then give your thoughts to try to bring justice against the abuser and murderer, bring change and justice for this brave donkey and for improved stronger animal welfare laws.
This is my thoughts after watching carefully the video.
This Beautiful Brave Heart Donkey (BBHD) obviously was thinking about the situation, the downed friend (a dog), BBHD decided to stand to try to get the dog to stand up, but when the dog did not... BBHD stood in the face of extreme torture, abuse and a prolonged death whilst trying to protect a friend.
Please put on face book, Twitter, everywhere, forward, blogging, email, tell your country's newspapers, everything to help. No help is too small. We must not let this poor BEAUTIFUL BRAVE HEART DONKEY DIE IN VAIN OR LET OTHER ANIMALS DIE IN EXTREME AGONY.
What they do to animals is what they do to people, and what they do to people they definately will not hesitate to do to animals.
I hope these animal torturers and killers will be severely punished and never let them forget. I hope these type of people will live long to remember the punishments, and be forced to change to help animals and not destroy them. We are outraged by this hideous, savage and selfish crime by uneducated mindsets
Saturday September 10, 2011, 4:36 pm
TY Eco, I did know of this brave little donkeyand his friend. The animals suffer so, I wish i could take away all their pain. I also wish I could make the abusers suffer the same.
Tuesday September 13, 2011, 12:50 am
Monday, September 12, 2011, 4:48 PM
The Donkey Sanctuary
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0NU
Telephone: +44 (0) 1395 578222
Shocked by brutal donkey killing
By Suzi Cretney - Posted on 7th September 2011
This news is on this home page from the above sanctuary.
International animal welfare charity The Donkey Sanctuary has today announced that it is commencing legal action in response to video footage showing a donkey being deliberately crushed to death by a digger.
The Donkey Sanctuary is appalled by a video clip which was taken in the town of Churu in Rajastan, India on 7th August 2011. The shocking footage shows a local official using the excavator of a mechanical digger to knock the donkey to the ground and then repeatedly hit it on the head and body.
Local community members had seen the donkey sniffing a dog that was thought to have died of rabies and suspected that the donkey may have contracted the disease. They contacted their local municipality who sent a man and a digger to deal with the situation.
Stephen Blakeway, director of international operations for The Donkey Sanctuary, says: “This is a truly brutal and shocking video which shows the donkey being treated with extreme and needless cruelty. If advice had been sought, the donkey could either have been quarantined to see if it had any symptoms or euthanised humanely. In this case, the municipality’s response broke Indian Animal Welfare law so we have now started a process of legal action. We have instructed our legal adviser, who is one of India’s top Animal Welfare lawyers, to initiate action. He is now working closely with the Animal Welfare Board of India and the local Society for the Protection of Animals in order to bring a prosecution.
“We cannot bring the donkey back to life, and we are not interested in impoverishing a municipality that may already be short of money to meet its responsibilities, but a legal case will publicise that there are humane ways to respond to such situations and so reduce the chance that this terrible action will be repeated.”
The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals act in India (1960) lists torturing an animal as an illegal and punishable offence. The act sets out a procedure for the destruction of ill and suffering animals; a government veterinarian should have been called to provide a medical opinion on the matter and to euthanise the animal humanely if required, which did not happen in this case.
The Donkey Sanctuary has been working in India since 1988, and five mobile veterinary teams based in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Gwalior, Sikar and Solapur work to protect and promote the welfare of the country’s many working donkeys and mules.