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    Default Donkeys are misunderstood and are not stubborn

    Ancient Greek belief that donkeys are stubborn not true, says expert



    By Suzannah Hills

    PUBLISHED: 06:36, 14 May 2012 | UPDATED: 14:12, 14 May 2012
    The age-old saying 'stubborn as a mule' is unfounded and donkeys are misunderstood animals, according to an expert.

    The belief dates back to ancient Greece when writers Homer and Aesop portrayed donkeys as stubborn, servile and stupid.

    But that view was rejected by experts during a two-day conference on ‘donkey, mule and hinny cultures worldwide’.

    Donkeys reputation for being stubborn is unfounded and they are simply misunderstood, an expert claims

    Ben Hart, from the Donkey Sanctuary, claims that their behaviour is in fact misunderstood at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.


    He said: 'Donkey’s behaviour is commonly misunderstood principally because their behaviour is compared to that of the horse, rather than viewed as a separate species.

    'By looking at the domesticated donkeys’ evolutionary niche and the behaviour of both free-living donkeys and domesticated donkeys, it is possible to explain the different behaviours of donkeys and to lay to rest their reputation for stubbornness and their misrepresentation as small horses with big ears.'

    Other lectures included the importance of donkeys in Turkish folk songs and dances, donkey populations in Eritrea and Portugal and the history of donkeys in countries in the Indian Ocean.


    Read more: Ancient Greek belief that donkeys are stubborn not true, says expert | Mail Online

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    So are Vancouverite professor/journalist/bloggers who killed Mr. Diamond.
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    I love Donkeys.
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    They are also soft and squeezable.
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    Oh Well. Thanks for noticing me

    that's all I get from this lol (yes I've seen way too much Winnie the Pooh, and I can't blame the kids for this shit I love that show lol)
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    They are so cute!! I really want one.
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    My neighbor has several in his pasture and their braying cracks me up.

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    Donkeys are adorable but to anyone who has interracted with them, what do you call it when the animal just digs its heels and refuses to move any further no matter what? That said, they can be fast! We used to race them when we were kids at my grandfather's village in Crete.
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    The article is stupid. It says the stubborn behavior can be explained, but then the author doesn't explain it. Gave me blue balls.

    I love donkeys. I love them, because they are stubborn. It's a lifegoal of mine to own two donkeys. The grey kind is the cutest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yanna View Post
    Donkeys are adorable but to anyone who has interracted with them, what do you call it when the animal just digs its heels and refuses to move any further no matter what? That said, they can be fast! We used to race them when we were kids at my grandfather's village in Crete.
    Jack ass?
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    They're simply assertive. They're not going to do something just because someone told them to. They can and will work hard for you, with the right motivation. Unfortunately, not many know what that motivation should be.

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