Chain Halters: A Source of Misery for AnimalsJune 2, 2022
When this donkey came to the clinic with his young handler, he had painful wounds caused by constant friction from his saddle and wretched chain halter.
You can see signs of his misery in the image above—permanent hair loss, scarring, and a fresh laceration by his mouth.
After treating the donkey’s injuries, staff talked to the child about the proper care the donkey needs and wrapped the chain with a soft cloth to help prevent future wounds.
Clinic staff change hearts and minds one animal at a time.
One dirty water trough and hundreds of thirsty animals without a drop to drink.
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