In many countires, especially in the Middle East, working donkeys and horses are being left with severe wounds on their noses from harnesses, made from rough metal chains that bite into their flesh as they work.
These injuries can be easily prevented by attaching a soft and thick fabric cover over the chains to protect the nose of the donkey or horse. Not only are these covers cheap to make, they are also very effective allowing thousands of these animals to live free from pain and infections.
The charity World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is asking their UK supporters to make these nosebands to be sent out to donkeys in need.
If you would like to make a noseband download the pattern and address to send them to here.
All you'll need is some thick fabric fur, sew on velcro, scissors and thread!
For more infomation visit www.worldanimalprotection.org.uk