# Friday, 04 April 2008
It appears that as British children are getting fatter new rules are needed to protect seaside donkeys. Under the rules children who weigh more than eight stone will be banned from enjoying a donkey ride because the extra weight causes the donkey’s undue stress. The new rules also state that a donkey can only work six days a week and must have a full day’s rest as well as a break of at least an hour at lunchtime or early in the evening. It seems donkeys are very well looked after.