Association Burricadas/Donkey Shelter Portugal
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Association Burricadas/Donkey Shelter Portugal
The Association Burricadas was founded in March 2007 by Diogo Pimenta, joined later by Maria Manuel Bringel, in October the same year.


Quote:The Association for the Preservation of Donkeys – Burricadas is a non-governmental organisation launched in March of 2007 with the aim to protect and to raise awareness for the donkey in Portugal.

The Donkey Shelter (Abrigo do Jumento) was founded by Burricadas as a rescue centre for old, abandoned or ill-treated donkeys, where these animals receive all the necessary care and for many, it represents a well-deserved retirement.

The Association does not receive any form of state funding or subsidies. All sources of income for this project proceed solely from public support, namely from donations, sale of merchandising and small activities.

Quote:About the donkey:

The donkey is a medium sized mammal, closely linked to man since the remote Neolithic times.

The oldest evidence for its domestication dates back to the Ancient Egypt.

It is believed that donkeys appeared in Europe 5.000 BC, and became widespread across the whole subcontinent.

In the Portuguese traditional rural world, of small scale agriculture, with low levels of production and small enclosed properties, farming communities have been dependant on the donkey for their livelihood. These animals used to be the main method of transport and general beast of burden, employed in several agricultural chores, as well being used for the breeding of mules.

However, the growing mechanisation of agriculture and the development of modern farming methods deprived the donkeys of their traditional role.

Seen as second rate in comparison to the horse, these animals have been ignored by protection policies and these days they are facing extinction in some parts of the country, especially the West Country.

Flor, a donkey who can be sponsored:

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2013 Jan 18 18:52
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It's a shame the ass is so underappreciated. sad

Bless Diogo and Maria for caring.
2013 Jan 23 20:02
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RE: Association Burricadas/Donkey Shelter Portugal
I want a donkey for buying groceries. Unfortunately I am far too heavy for riding one.


Not in haunts of marble chill,
Temples drear where ancients trod,—
Nay, in oaks on woody hill
Lives and moves the German God.

2013 Jan 23 20:11
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