Over the last 6 months I am responsible for Suzanne and Alistair aquiring their last 2 donkeys..
The sanctuary nestles in the rugged mountain crops above Ierapetra on the south coast, it a very special place.
Some have been mistreated or tied up for many years...some have been left because their owners have grown too old to look after them.
When I moved into our village, there was 3 donkeys living and working around the olive groves, but in 3 years it has dwindled to just 1. The older residents of the community are dying and the younger folk don't have the time to care for these creatures.
The sad thing is though that many of the donkeys are sold to the meat wagons that drive around and buy old donkeys, they then go to be fed to circus animals... but I've also been told that some end up in Italy being made into salami, perish the thought!!! Gross!!!
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