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reviewed Donkey by Jill Bough (Animal)

Jill Bough: Donkey (2011, Reaktion Books) 5 stars

Donkeys have historically been among our most useful domesticated animals--from plowing fields to navigating difficult …

A captivating and occasionally heart-wrenching exposé on the human-donkey relationship

5 stars

As someone with a fondness for, but little knowledge of donkeys and their kin, I found this book to be an enlightening introduction to the long and often abusive relationship humans have with the species. I enjoyed the author's unreservedly pro-donkey attitude as she describes their origins and domestication, depictions in mythology, history and religion, uses in colonisation and war, and finally depictions in literature and art throughout the ages.