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Petitioning Save the Bonaire Donkeys
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Save the Bonaire Donkeys

Stop the shipment of 200 wild male donkeys to Haiti

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The Bonaire Government is trying to rectify the overpopulation of wild donkeys by sending them to Haiti to become beasts of burden. Wild donkeys and goats are defoliating the landscape. Many car accidents occur involving donkeys. The public has asked to have a sterlization program for many years to curb the growth but it has been reported that money was not available. Now, the numbers have increased. The government's supposed proposal includes rounding up wild males (200), tranquilizing them and sending them on a long horrendous boat ride to Haiti. Donkeys have been used as working animals for many years around the world, but wild donkeys that roam the island of Bonaire would not be able to be used in such a manner. It is more likely that the donkeys (those who actually survive the journey) would have a short  life and one of severe hardship and suffering.

 The Donkey Sanctuary has provided a safe haven for some of  the island's donkeys but cannot manage all so many still roam wild. Their goal is to sterilize all wild males to lessen the population and decrease aggressiveness. There are other means to support the plight of these lovely creatures that have been a part of the island's landscape for over a hundred years. Please consider supporting a humane way to help. Go to http://www.donkeysanctuary.org/ to learn more.

The Donkey Sanctuary staff and government are meeting July 17th to examine options. Let us hope they find more humane solutions. Your voice counts. Make a stand to humane treatment of the Bonaire donkeys.


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Save the Bonaire Donkeys
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Save the Bonaire Donkeys.

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Stop the shipment of 200 wild male donkeys to Haiti

Donkeys have worked and roamed the Bonaire landscape for many years. They are part of the landscape and culture of this beloved island. Over the years, their population has increased. Many are hurt and injured in car accidents. Most are docile lovely creatures. The Donkey Sanctuary offers a safe haven for many but cannot care for all. Amazing agencies and individuals have supported their efforts over the years. Still, with w animals breeding in the wild, the population is growing.

The Bonaire Government is trying to rectify the overpopulation of wild donkeys by sending them to Haiti to become beasts of burden. Their proposal includes rounding up wild males, tranquilizing them and sending them with the Dutch Navy to Haiti. Donkeys have been used as working animals for many years around the world, but wild donkeys that roam the island of Bonaire would not be able to be used in such a manner It is more likely that the donkeys (those who actually survived the journey) would have a short hard life & that some of them would be used for food perhaps.

The Donkey Sanctuary has provided a safe haven for the island but cannot manage all so many still roam wild. Their goal is to sterilize all wild males to lessen the population and decrease aggressiveness. There are other means to support the plight of these lovely creatures that have been a part of the island's landscape for over a hundred years. Please consider supporting a humane way to help. Go to http://www.donkeysanctuary.org/ to learn more.
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Sincerely,