Take the tour and learn how different donkeys are from horses. This sanctuary is for retired and abused donkeys. People treat donkeys as if the were horses, and so they are subject to a lot of abuse because they are very different from horses. They can breed with horses though, each blend quite different, depending which male and female species is in involved. Donkeys originated in Africa, horses in Asia. Donkeys eat straw, horses hay. Donkeys get very sick on a horse's diet. To my knowledge this is the only donkey sanctuary in North America. It used to be a closely guarded secret, but now you can visit any day of the week. I have no idea who funds them, but they have several hundred acres of rolling farmland just outside of Guelph. I've been there twice. It's mostly families who visit. The parking is free. I think there is a minimal entrance fee. The young children seemed to have a lot of fun there. I'm a biologist so I found the difference between horses and donkeys quite fascinating. Donkeys are very subject to abuse, because most owners don't appreciate that.
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