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.