Hundreds of free-roaming donkeys are killed every year in traffic accidents. We’re saving their lives – and those of the car drivers that hit them – by making the donkeys more visible at night with ‘glow-in-the-dark’ ear tags that reflect oncoming car headlights.
Donkeys should be seen and not hurt
Our reflective ear tagging project was initiated in response to the dangerous situation of donkeys roaming on Maun’s roads at night. Many of Maun’s livestock animals are killed or seriously injured in road accidents which also cause considerable damage to vehicles and their occupants. Donkeys are particularly vulnerable because their eyes do not reflect car headlights, meaning that the drivers are unable to see a donkey on the road in time to take avoiding action.