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It's Home Sweet Home for Donkey Survivors

Written by: diannem

The National Council of SPCAs is delighted to report a positive, uplifting and heart-warming outcome relating to donkeys rescued from the horrific trade in their skins.

5 donkeys have arrived at a beautiful property in Bethlehem in the Free State where they will live out the rest of their lives in peace, while a further 14 donkeys will travel shortly to their new homes.

These donkeys were rescued in the Sani area in early 2017, and after being initially cared for at the Sani SPCA the decision was taken to move the herd to various centers across the county for their own safety.

The journey to their temporary homes started early on the morning of 24 February 2017 when they were safely loaded into trucks and their journey to the Benoni SPCA and the Kloof and Highway SPCA began.

"The end of the story is a very uplifting one not only for the donkeys but in terms of satisfaction for all the dedicated staff involved who worked tirelessly to ensure their safety and to secure their future. The “donkey skin trade” continues,as do our efforts to monitor situations, respond to information received and to take whatever steps may be appropriate when necessary. Criminal charges have been laid in several instances, cases have come before the Courts and convictions obtained."

Grace de Lange, Manager of Farm Animal Protection Unit.

The National Council of SPCAs commits to combating the scourge of the donkey skin trade tirelessly and steadfastly.

Information may be submitted to farm@nspca.co.zaor to our Farm Animal Protection Unit on 011-907-3590. Informants are assured that they may remain anonymous.

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