Donkey being carried out of compassion, not self-preservation - Full Fact

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The donkey in a widely shared image was carried by soldiers because it was too weak to keep up, not in order to stop it from detonating landmines.
Donkey being carried out of compassion, not self-preservation

30 April 2021

What was claimed That the donkey in an image was being carried to prevent it causing harm by exploding landmines. Our verdict The donkey was actually being carried out of compassion, and later became a mascot for the French Foreign Legion.

An image of a person in military uniform carrying a donkey has been widely shared on Facebook. The caption with the image reads: "Soldier carrying donkey through a minefield. If the donkey was free to wander as it pleased, it would likely detonate a charge and kill everyone. During difficult…
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