World Donkey Day
World Donkey Day is an occasion to show respect for one the most respected and durable animals in the Equidae Family. It has been a mount and beast of burden throughout history. This feat has been accomplished with pride and perseverance. This is why it’s not surprising that these animals are so successful. World Donkey Day also honors their other, more admirable, qualities.
The modern Donkey is a combination of two subspecies, the Somalian donkey and the Nubian donkey. Evidence suggests that the Donkey has been working alongside humans since 4000 BCE. This is most likely because it was bred in Nubia as a more flexible and resilient pack animal than their ox. They have been transplanted around the globe as cultures changed and new countries emerged.
They are also the progenitors for the sterile mule, which is a cross-breeding between horse and donkey that produces a breed with all the best qualities of each. Unfortunately, mules are nearly all sterile. There have been very few cases of pure mules being bred. This is partly due to the lack of any documented case of a mule stallion that can be bred. Strangely, some female mules have given birth to pure horses by being bred with a horse.
It is difficult to believe that the modern world would have been possible without the assistance of donkeys. These tough pack animals were able to provide the energy necessary for civilization to create wealth long before steam power and electricity. Many people regard donkeys as as important to society as writing, pottery, and metalurgy.
World Donkey Day celebrates their individual charm and stoic spirit. These animals are not afraid to put in a long day of work. They are the ones who invented this concept. Donkeys can pull carts, run mills and transport cargo for miles after other species have given up. They have a special place within our hearts because of that. They are willing to work for no compensation in order to serve us, their human masters.
Raziq Ark is the inventor of World Donkey Day. His research interests are primarily in desert animals. He noticed that no one was celebrating the humble donkey’s efforts to improve the quality of people’s lives around the world ten years ago. He created a Facebook group to document the trials and triumphs of the species around the globe, in recognition of their hard work. In 2018, the idea of a World Donkey Day was born, and we have been celebrating it since then.
This concept attracted a lot of attention from the media. The Daily Express ran an article that covered ten facts people don’t know regarding donkeys. Did you know that a female doe is known as a Jenny? Ark has thousands upon thousands of Facebook fans who support this incredible creature.
Human history has been shaped by donkeys. Ark claims that donkeys are a “precious gene resource and a great natural gift.” It’s hard to find higher praise for them than that!
It doesn’t matter where you live, the best way to celebrate World Donkey Day is to simply research these amazing animals and their role in the world. You can also take a Donkey Ride tour of the Grand Canyon, or other abandoned mines. This is a great way to get to know these cute long-eared horses. World Donkey Day reminds everyone that we owe a lot to the fellow travellers on the starship Earth.
There are many other ways you can show support for donkeys around the world and help improve their well-being. Many donkeys are in constant pain and require immediate attention. Many donkeys are in constant pain and require immediate attention. Unfortunately, their owners may not be able to afford a vet so the rest of us have to step in. Donating directly to a donkey charity is a great way of showing your support for these amazing animals. There are currently a few charities working around the globe to provide medical attention for neglected or abused animals. Donkeys in need receive the most needed treatment through these charities.
Another problem is donkey abandonment. If they are unable to care for their donkeys, many owners will abandon them at the side of a road. To survive, the animal will have to eat whatever food is available. Donkey charities can help these animals find shelter so they can live in peace and safety.
Beautiful donkeys can be neglected. World Donkey Day allows everyone to raise awareness about donkeys and do something about it. Are you interested?