Think donkeys don't matter? Climate change begs to differ


Like them or not, value them or not, experts agree that the resilient donkey is the animal best suited to survive in the coming age when Botswana will be amongst countries hardest hit by climate change. The humble beast that once carried a Saviour, may soon become the hero itself, they say. Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI writes

The nation was shocked almost exactly two years ago. A raid by members of the Botswana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BSPCA), veterinarians, agriculture ministry officials and other animal NGO representatives stumbled on a donkey genocide near Francistown.

Hundreds of donkeys were being kept in shocking conditions on a slaughter farm, starving, many already dead, bodies indiscriminately tossed away after being skinned and diseases running riot.

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Something ought to be done about deadly A3 Road

The accident which happened near Marapong village comes after yet another horrific accident which claimed 16 lives in July last year near Hubona. These stats don’t include other accidents where fatalities were not as many as the two.While several factors may have contributed to the two accidents and many others, many believe the biggest with that road is the bad state that the road is in. Unconfirmed reports in the most recent accident state...

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