Stolen and starved
Snatched from her home, Anokosha was roughly loaded onto a cramped and dangerous vehicle destined for 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 down. It’s a heartbreaking sight.
On this occasion, the abattoir was closed down and Anokosha was saved from slaughter. But unfortunately, she is the exception – the vast majority of donkeys stolen for their skin are not saved.
Together, we can change the future for vulnerable working donkeys like Anokosha. SPANA is working hard to protect donkeys from poachers and provide urgent veterinary treatment for those that have been rescued from this horrific trade. But we can’t do this without your support.
Please, if you can, send a kind gift today to help donkeys like Anokosha get the veterinary care and treatment they need and to safeguard the futures of these hardworking animals.