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Donkey Week May 3rd – 10th

Dominic hugs Noah the Poitou donkey. Image: copyright of the Donkey Sanctuary LR

Dominic hugs Noah the Poitou donkey. Image: copyright of the Donkey Sanctuary LR

It may have escaped your notice with all this London Mayoral election coverage swamping our airwaves, but it also happens to be National Donkey Week.

And where better to celebrate than at Devon’s Donkey Sanctuary.

 

Disney's talking toy Eeyore. Image: radlemadle

Disney’s talking toy Eeyore. Image: radlemadle

Donkeys may not be a creature we see an awful lot of here in South East London, but their influence and presence in our lives is surprisingly significant.

They have stubbornly infiltrated our language, wisely worked their way into our expressions, loyally landed themselves front and centre in our literature, and  for many people, have won over our dumb hearts with their persistently pitiful eyes.

French philosopher Jean Buridan even named a philosophical paradox after the animal,  namely Buridan’s Ass.

In fact, donkeys  really are something to bray about. Just ask the fellow in the tweet below.

 

 

 

 

 

This item first appeared on LMMNews Radio’s News Review on May 4th, 2016.

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