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Old Apr 13th 2010, 4:47 pm
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A really mistreated donkey has been coming to our finca to visit and eat what we give it. If the "owner" whom we´ve located, doesn´t gouge us too much, we´ll take it on. Any helpful advice would be most appreciated.
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A really mistreated donkey has been coming to our finca to visit and eat what we give it. If the "owner" whom we´ve located, doesn´t gouge us too much, we´ll take it on. Any helpful advice would be most appreciated.
Food and water should be no great problem if you have sufficient quantities and sufficient land,but do you have an appropriate shelter,often needed in both Summer and Winter depending on location?
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A really mistreated donkey has been coming to our finca to visit and eat what we give it. If the "owner" whom we´ve located, doesn´t gouge us too much, we´ll take it on. Any helpful advice would be most appreciated.
To be really happy, he/she will need a mate,, so that means you will have to find another,

http://www.wikihow.com/Care-for-a-Donkey

and they dont like to much of either the sun or the rain,, finicky buggers really but great fun and great animal friends,,,,,,
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No further advice but if you can, give him a lovely home.

This is my daughters dream to have a donkey in her garden.
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Don't forget that you can get (financial) help from the council if you 'house' a donkey!
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You could always get the media involved ...

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Back in 1987 a Spanish donkey called Blackie was destined to be crushed to death in Villa Nueva de la Vera, Spain, during the village's annual fiesta. (Every year, the villagers forced a donkey to carry the fattest man around the streets until the unfortunate creature was crushed and died of exhaustion).

Britain's tabloid newspapers all despatched reporters to the fiesta. Within hours of their arrival, rival newspapers started out-bidding each other to buy Blackie and fly him to a British donkey sanctuary.

TV crews and journalists from all over the world descended on the village and Blackie was sold simultaneously to the Sun and the Star, prompting a punch-up between rival photographers and bitter exchanges between their editors.

The phrase "drop the dead donkey" emerges as a news desk demand to move on quickly to something unclouded by the complexities the UK media was not capable of capturing.
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I kinda hoped this thread might be about something else.....
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You could always get the media involved ...

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Back in 1987 a Spanish donkey called Blackie was destined to be crushed to death in Villa Nueva de la Vera, Spain, during the village's annual fiesta. (Every year, the villagers forced a donkey to carry the fattest man around the streets until the unfortunate creature was crushed and died of exhaustion).

Britain's tabloid newspapers all despatched reporters to the fiesta. Within hours of their arrival, rival newspapers started out-bidding each other to buy Blackie and fly him to a British donkey sanctuary.

TV crews and journalists from all over the world descended on the village and Blackie was sold simultaneously to the Sun and the Star, prompting a punch-up between rival photographers and bitter exchanges between their editors.

The phrase "drop the dead donkey" emerges as a news desk demand to move on quickly to something unclouded by the complexities the UK media was not capable of capturing.
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Great story...if it's true.....never heard it before.
Would love to have seen that punch-up,...in front of the Spanish.
Bloody British Hooligans.....
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Originally Posted by Solarwhizz
To be really happy, he/she will need a mate,, so that means you will have to find another,

http://www.wikihow.com/Care-for-a-Donkey

and they dont like to much of either the sun or the rain,, finicky buggers really but great fun and great animal friends,,,,,,
Oh Geez,
Is that right? I don´t want two I don´t think. Oh well, we´ll see what happens.
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Originally Posted by rugbymatt
I kinda hoped this thread might be about something else.....
Well funnily enough, my wife is from Guernsey.
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A really mistreated donkey has been coming to our finca to visit and eat what we give it. If the "owner" whom we´ve located, doesn´t gouge us too much, we´ll take it on. Any helpful advice would be most appreciated.
They are far to tough for the BBQ after a few years but always make good chorizo
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Contact this guys they mat be able to help.
http://www.nerjadonkeysanctuary.com/
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Old Apr 14th 2010, 9:07 am
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Oh Geez,
Is that right? I don´t want two I don´t think. Oh well, we´ll see what happens.
Then once you get a pair,you could have another one on your hands every year.
Get down the beach and start a business!
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Old Apr 14th 2010, 9:17 am
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They are far to tough for the BBQ after a few years but always make good chorizo
This old mare is already part chorizo. It´s going to need some medical treatment to say the least. I don´t even know why it goes back home to whoever is doing that to it. Pretty disgusting.
But anyway, it would need a really long marinade, I can see that.
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Old Apr 14th 2010, 9:26 am
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The cruelty hasn´t stopped at all in Vilanueva de la Vera, all in the name of tradition. See link: http://www.elrefugiodelburrito.com/taxonomy/term/6

Can anyone call the British papers ?

Also, Sign the petition to try and stop this here: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/peropalo/

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