Regarding our recent post about the Bonaire donkeys
– we now have the following update from The Donkey Sanctuary, UK:
8,015 signatures cause a stir in Bonaire!
Thank you for taking part in our emergency petition.
On behalf of all the donkeys in Bonaire, we would like to thank you for signing our petition to stop the immediate shipment of 200 feral donkeys to Haiti.
We have now received news that the meeting was cancelled by the Bonaire Government and we are almost certain that the petition and resulting media coverage was the cause of this. We are also led to believe The Party for Animals have become involved in the matter and have raised questions in Dutch parliament for the government to answer.
Stephen Blakeway, our Director of Welfare, says: “Well, the news has been an interesting development!
Let us hope it is a positive one – any delays to the shipment plans means we have more time to find the best way forward for the feral donkeys of Bonaire. We guess the international interest has taken them by surprise and we’re very glad the Party for Animals has swung into action. Our thoughts are with the staff of Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire and their excellent work. We will be keeping a very close eye on proceedings over the next few days and possibly weeks.”
We’ve also been busy adding more information to our website about our work with Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire. Please do take a look at the following links:
Our donation of £9,000 to the Bonaire donkeys
Any donation, no matter how small will be gratefully received.
Our history with Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire
Find out how our Founder, Dr Elisabeth Svendsen MBE, was involved from the very beginning.
Thank you so much for your help.
With kindest regards,
The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, Devon, UK 01395 578222