The charity Help the donkeys in Santorini works hard to protect donkeys that are constantly abused and used by both ignorant tourists and also carrying heavy loads daily in scorching weather and without proper care or shelter. 568 cobbeled steps up steep hills. Then same to do down and dump the tourists for the next load too lazy to walk.
Between May and October about 1200 tourists visit Santorini everyday and many of them jump up on these donkeys without a care in the world. 1200. Everyday… 1200 EVERYDAY.
The donkeys are worked so hard until they can carry no more, 7 days a week. Then if they are lucky they are rescued, otherwise killed because the owners have no use for them anymore and they go get a new donley to abuse.
These donkeys live in constant pain from wearing tourists up and down. Their spines are ruined just as their joints. Deep wounds from ill fitting sadles. Hungry, tired and thirsty.
Tourists make sure this abuse continue by paying the cruel owners. The tourists are paying to torture these donkeys and by doing that they are evil animal abusers.
If any tourist wants to walk up to Fira then please use the legs you have under that arse. Have some pride and take a stand against cruelty towards animals. Be against it, not part of it!
Here is 2 petitions I found: