Donkey Welfare of Namibia has been
set up to help the over two hundred thousand
donkeys in Namibia. Through a number of schemes
Donkey Welfare of Namibia will help make
their lives more bearable and in some cases actually
save their lives.
Donkeys pull carts that carry children to school. They plough, carry water and firewood and take produce to market. They are vital to the livelihoods of many families in Namibia.
Donkeys Should Be Seen And Not Hurt
Every year in Namibia many donkeys are killed
in road accidents. They account for over 25%
of road incidents involving animals. Donkeys
are particularly vulnerable because at night
they find it more comfortable to lie down on
the roads out in country as the tarmac cools
down slower than the earth around it. Unfortunately
when a car approaches they do not realise the
danger and remain where they are. The driver
of the vehicle is unable to see the donkey
in time to take avoiding action. Donkey Welfare
of Namibia can help save the lives of these
donkeys (and the occupants of the vehicles
which hit them) by making them more visible at night.
We do this by attaching a reflective tag to each of their ears.
It costs just over £3 a donkey to tag them with reflective ear tags.
Donkey Welfare of Namibia are working with the government of Namibia on a number of schemes to help donkeys and their carers.
Donations by cheque should be made out to “Donkey Welfare of Namibia”. Donkey Welfare of Namibia is a non profit organisation registered in the United Kingdom.
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Donkeys should be seen and not hurt, says
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