Charity releases video of donkey abuse in Africa

By David Edwards
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 12:14 EDT
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ITN reported:

“British charity The Brooke has made the film footage public to raise awareness of the plight of working donkeys in Ethiopia at a time when they appear in nativity scenes around the world.”

“The beasts of burden are often left dehydrated, exhausted and ill after being weighed down with enormous loads.”

“Pippa Rodgers from The Brooke said: ‘They have been walking for up to six hours in the blazing heat. They are dehydrated, they are hungry.’”

“‘They haven’t eaten. They haven’t drunk and some of them simply collapse from exhaustion.’”

This video is from ITN, broadcast Dec. 30, 2008.

Download video via RawReplay.com

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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