When most people think of cute donkeys, they immediately think of Donkey from the Shrek movies, an association which makes one smile because of the upbeat and optimistic character.
The reality is unfortunately very different, as these animals are usually used only for one thing: carrying heavy loads. They live a sad life filled with hard work, whipping, and other forms of abuse.
Unfortunately, in some parts of the world, they are also sadly turned into horse meat sausages – usually when they are no longer able to carry heavy loads. Bulgaria is one of the countries where this happens, and this Christmas, two donkeys were miraculously saved from a horse slaughter for their meat. These donkeys for sale were saved thanks to an animal shelter for abused farm animals.