Hidab Hotel, Petra
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- From: Japan
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- From: Jordan
- Traveller type: Young Couple
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Petra's horses and donkeys - animal welfare. Things to consider. Surprisingly or not Petra is zoned by the bedouins who work there. The zoning allows certain 'owners' with their horses and donkeys to work in certain areas only. If you decide to take a donkey trip from the monastery back to the entrance you may hear shouting as one guide tells another they can't work in that area. Some animals are well cared for - usually all the horses, who are owned by the young men/older men. The donkeys are often just goods. There are meant to be water troughs for the donkeys (and horses) but sometimes they are not filled. Some of the boys don't care about their donkeys and will not water them. We were appalled by the treatment of one donkey (we saw it whipped by a flex and it later fell). We insisted the boy came with us to the free animal hospital, the Brooke hospital, situated at Petra's entrance. There we learnt from the doctor and horse owners that some of the donkeys' boy owners DO NOT FEED their donkeys - the donkeys are left to eat scraps around the owners’ houses. Some eat their own manure they are so hungry. Some boys have more than one donkey so will work one to the ground then use another. The donkey we helped had had NO WATER for 36 HOURS. Its main job was to take tourists of any weight up the grueling walk to the monastery. Many of the donkeys when taken back to Wadi Musa at night are abused. Just as cars can be scratched between rival groups, donkeys are stabbed and kicked/punched. We met one that was blind in one eye due to a stabbing and one young horse with a shoulder stab wound. So, if you do take a donkey please take several apples and feed it. Ensure it gets water to drink first – even if you give it some of your own, take extra. If you see one being whipped take the flex from the boy – the flex is not supposed to be used. Report any incidents to Brooke animal hospital at the entrance. But the best thing to do as the doctors are overworked TAKE the animal (with the owner, they will go if you insist) to the hospital. I am not saying don’t hire a horse or donkey, just realize many are badly treated and help to stop this by offering the animal food, water and help if help is required. Also donate money to the Brooke hospital if you can. Visit http://www.thebrooke.web.baigent.net/index.asp?id=1 for more info.
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