Donkeys in Trousers

Once they were the main load carrier on the French island of Ile de Re, but the island's donkeys were replaced by tractors and trucks and all but disappeared.

A band of enthusiasts decided to try to preserve these animals and to raise funds they revived an old island custom of dressing the donkeys in striped or plaid trousers. This was originally done by their owners to help protect them from the bites of the insects that infested the salt marshes. Now they give rides to children and pose for photos and the money raised is spent on their welfare.

not all the donkeys need trousers !

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