Comments on: Gaza zebra story… Reader reaction to Reuters news Fri, 18 Nov 2011 06:49:03 +0000 hourly 1 By: Wendy Thu, 15 Oct 2009 13:07:28 +0000 As the only charity dedicated to caring for working and abandoned donkeys in Israel and Palestine, Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land ( have been receiving a lot of calls about this story, especially about the fact that on the news reports, children could be seen hitting the donkeys.

Of course, as long as they are cared for and the dye used does not hurt them, they are still better off than many of the donkeys forced to work long hours, carrying heavy loads in the blazing hot sunshine.

Although it is impossible to physically get into Gaza at the moment, our Field Director Lucy Fensom has been in touch with the owners of the zoo, encouraging them to consider the way the animals are treated.

It is certainly nice to hear a more positive story coming out of Gaza and let’s hope that one day the region is at peace.