Meet Tea Biscuit. She’s classified as a mammoth donkey and is the biggest in the farmyard. She’s also the sweetest! Tea Biscuit and her best friend, Honey, are a bonded pair and can be seen roaming everywhere together. Tea Biscuit and Honey are just 2 of over 80 donkeys that live and thrive at The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada located on 100 acres near Guelph, Ontario.
Donkeys have long been considered low on the equine scale and as a result suffer from neglect and abuse. Their lower status coupled with belittling associations appropriated into our everyday language, such as “jackass” or “don’t be an ass” has created a stereotype of donkeys as unintelligent and therefore, disposable. When this happens they can be sent to an equine auction and if no buyer is available, they’re sold to the slaughterhouse. Sandra Pady established the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada 25 years ago to help end this inhumane cycle. For over two decades, the Sanctuary has provided lifelong care to neglected, abused or homeless donkeys and mules. Here they can live out their lives naturally, in peace and without obligation to humans. The Sanctuary also serves as a “living classroom”, where the public can visit and see first hand the benefits that result from the practice of compassion and care. The Sanctuary is a not-for-profit charity and relies on sponsors, donations and volunteers to continue their important work. @the_donkey_sanctuary_of_canada .
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