Today, May 8, is World Donkey Day.
In honour of this, I have gathered some of my donkey photos.
First of all, my friend Loukoum on a donkey-walking holiday in France:
Donkey bliss: Loukoum loved being groomed:
Two independent-looking fellows walking down the street in Kenya:
A working donkey in Tunisia:
A confectionery donkey in a Barcelona shop window:
Playful donkeys at the Stagecoach Ranch, near Yucca in Arizona:
This affectionate, intelligent and loyal animal needs our protection. There are many organisations around the world that do just that. UK organisations include The Donkey Sanctuary and Redwings Horse Sanctuary.