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Amid Growing Threats, Donkey Rescuers Protect The Misunderstood Beasts Of Burden

Donkeys, unfairly, get a bum rap. And global demand for their hides is growing. But a foremost donkey defender, who adopts abused and unwanted donkeys, says the smart, playful animals make great pets.

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