For some time, Animal Rahat staffers have been meeting with donkey owners and brick kiln operators with the goal of replacing donkeys with mini-tractors. Last month, the team persuaded four donkey owners and five kiln operators to agree to do just that—that’s a real coup! The process hasn’t been finalized, but when it is, about 150 donkeys will be liberated from hard labor—no more hauling towering piles of bricks on their backs and suffering from wounds, joint injuries, exhaustion, and dehydration.