Stolen and starved
Snatched from her home, Anokosha was roughly loaded onto a cramped and dangerous vehicle before being transported to an abattoir. Once Anokosha reached the abattoir, she faced even more pain and suffering. Dehydrated and hurt, Anokosha was in urgent need of veterinary care. Instead, she was denied any food or water at all and left to starve because it’s easier to remove the skin from a thin donkey.
You might expect to see donkeys scrambling for freedom if you were to visit one of these abattoirs. Instead, there’s just a deadly silence. When they are very depressed, donkeys appear quiet and lifeless, with their ears and eyes down. It’s a heartbreaking sight.
On this occasion, the abattoir was closed down and Anokosha was saved from slaughter. But, unfortunately, she is an exception – once captured, there are few survivors of the donkey skin trade.
Together, we can change the future for vulnerable working donkeys like Anokosha. With your help, we can provide veterinary care for donkeys at risk of the skin trade, whilst educating children and empowering thousands of animal owners to defend their donkeys against theft. With your support we can work with governments, community leaders and animal welfare partners to call for an end to this abhorrent trade.
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