There is two possibilities for the seller :
1st solution : the animal
is not destined to be slaughtered (part II of
2nd solution : the animal
can be destined to be slaughtered (part III of
If the seller has completed the first solution and
asked his/her veterinary surgeon to sign the aftercare document,
this solution is irreversible, i.e. you can be sure this donkey
will never be destinated to be eaten, even if ownership changes
If the seller has chosen the 2nd solution, the donkey
can be destined to be slaughtered (If the animal has never
had medicine which contains any components prohibited in meat
which is to be consumed).
If you buy a donkey whose owner had chosen the 2nd solution
(can be destined to be slaughted), you have the possibility,
if you want it, to reconsider this choice. You just need to
fill part III of the document "is
not destined to be slaughtered" and
to validated it by your veterinary surgeon.
The back of this aftercare form is for the veterinary surgeon
who will have to mention the different treatments given to
your animal in the event of the 2nd solution.
In the Asinerie du Bocage, it is always
the 1st solution which is choosen:
"is not destined to be slaughtered".
I am a breeder of the Cotentin donkey, and I have always
thought this animal was too close to the human to admit that
one day a donkey whom I raised and cuddled could finish at