INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE DONKEY: 8 MAY 2014
International Day of the Donkey will soon be with us.
We urge you to start thinking about it now !
How can donkeys in your community remind people – and people remind them – of how special they are ?
Some of these have already been used, but could be used again:
*** Processions of decorated carts (where cart pulling is the main work of donkeys)
*** Processions of decorated backloads (where backloads are the main work of donkeys)
*** Accompanied by humans in different cultural dress (in countries populated by different cultures)
*** Accompanied by different religious symbols (where different religions practised together;
donkeys have their place in the traditions of Islam, Christianity and Hindusim)
Banners/placards can be carried so as to remind onlookers of:
*** The long relationship between donkeys and humans: 6 000 years or more!
*** Donkeys as hard and reliable workers: relate to International Workers’ Day, 1 May!
*** The stamina and continuity of donkeys: live more than 50 years, still at work in most developing
countries because better than engines!
*** Donkeys as bridge between ancient and modern, rural and urban: technologies used in modern
conservation agriculture,refuse collection, etc. ideally suited to donkeys!
*** Donkeys the solution to non-invasive tourism: connecting humans to environments & wild animals, not
to mention traditional communities in a non-threatening way!
YOUR ACTIVITIES NEED NOT TAKE PLACE ON THE VERY DAY, IF SOME OTHER DAY OF THE WEEK
IS BETTER. JUST MENTION 8 MAY AS BEING THE MOTIVATION FOR YOUR DONKEY DAY ACTIVITY..
ALSO: We request that you take photographs and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org, who will both treasure them and distribute them.
You are reminded that International Donkey Day has a Facebook page, and we request that you visit and support it.
It can be found here:
1 thought on “Donkey Day Preparation and Suggestion for May 8, 2014 (WORLD DONKEY DAY)”
This year we should try to celebrate world donkey day with zeal and will. The donkey really needs our support and help. Not only the cruelty is the main problem, also the next good option hope for use and utility of donkey is the utmost need of time. The question of donkey utility and proper use need to be address by the expert. I hope some thing will come out from the London Equid conference this year.