Bringing donkeys into the 21st century sounds like a weird idea… but trust us, this is going to revolutionize the donkey world.
Apparently 500 donkeys in Botswana are going to be fitted with glow-in-the-dark ear tags to prevent road accidents! See? We told you!
The statistic on donkey-cause crashed in Botswana is nuts — a tenth of them are due to the wannabe horses. Drivers are often unable to see them in time to brake. The funding is set, all they have to do is ask the donkeys politely if they can do this.
Here's what one vet advisor had to say:
"The people that own working donkeys are some of the very poorest in Botswana's society, and often have no choice other than to let their animals roam freely in search of food in the sparse desert environment. Thanks to SPANA funding this tagging project we hope to prevent these accidents happening all together, saving not only donkeys' lives but also those of the occupants in vehicles that hit them."
Protect those cute little donkeys!
If you can protect us humans in the process too, well then that's a good day's work!
[Image via AP Images.]