Gizachew tends to a very ill female donkey who is pregnant, nursing, has had two miscarriages in the past year, and is suffering from a sore on her back. Gizachew fears that without rest, she may soon die. Photo by Christine Russo.
Gizachew tends to a very ill female donkey who is pregnant, nursing, has had two miscarriages in the past year, and is suffering from a sore on her back. Gizachew fears that without rest, she may soon die. Photo by Christine Russo.
Save the Donkeys
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Travel on any main or back road in Ethiopia, and you’re bound to see one animal in particular: the donkey. It’s pulling carts, transporting water, and carrying produce. The donkey is vital to the survival of most villagers and farmers there. But the donkeys often are not well cared for and this can pose some real problems -- for the donkey and its owners. One Ethiopian veterinarian is on a mission to change that. Christina Russo reports.
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