Perhaps we have something to learn from this often maligned beast of burden. Evolving alongside us, this hardy, versitle and stoic creature continues to make himself useful in every corner of the globe.


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The pedigree of the Jackass, or Equus Asinus, dates back five thousand years to the Horn of Africa.


Mexican donkey freed after acting like a jackass

Blacky jailed for three days for biting, kicking two men ‘like it was rabid'


Bonjour Planet Earth

Associated Press - Wed., May. 21, 2008

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TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico - A Mexican donkey has been freed from jail after doing time for acting like a jackass.

The Televisa network on Wednesday showed Blacky gobbling food from a bucket after spending three days in a jail that normally holds people for public drunkenness and other disturbances.

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LET'S SAVE GREEK DONKEYS

UK NEWS

By Jo Macfarlane
Saturday October 27,2007

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The Greek island of Santorini in the heart of the sapphire Aegean sea is one of the most stunningly picturesque spots in the world.

But there is nothing picturesque about the plight of the poor donkeys that struggle up and down the 600 steep steps from the harbour toting overweight tourists to the pretty white-painted town of Fira at the top of the crater.

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