they are part of the Christmas story.
They are also often abused, forced to work in excessive heat, they often face cruelty, and mistreatment. The Donkey is one of the most abused and mistreated animals in the World, what makes this worse, is that there is little, to no attention of the mistreatment of Donkeys.
Donkeys in Greece have been forced to work like taxis, carrying people about, in excessive heat, and without breaks.
Whereas, in places in the Middle East, Donkeys are forced to work carrying bricks, or other materials on their backs, which are far heavier than their own weight.
Considering the Donkey is a gentle animal, and a well known animal of the Nativity, you would think that these beautiful animals would be treated much better than they are, with kindness, and compassion. Sadly, in a lot of cases that is not the truth.
There is also the case of Donkeys being used as objects of ''entertainment' in Rodeos. These Donkeys are tossed about, and dragged about as if they are not being with emotions, or beings that can feel pain. If this abuse wasn't bad enough, Donkey's have been found to be abused when Rodeos are not taking place.