Benefits of Registering your Donkey Or mule
Donkeys and mules come in many different sizes, colours and origins and one of the reasons for having a registration record of the animals is to identify these differences and origins.
It is important to keep a record of what types we have here in Australia. In recent years we have seen the importation of different breed types: Mammoth, Irish, English and Miniature, to name a few. We also have many "teamster" or "bush" donkeys that were the backbone of our rural societies in days gone by.
To be able to identify these animals and keep an accurate record, we need to maintain a registration system. The Affiliated Donkey Societies of Australia (ADSA) registration system is a relatively cheap way to keep these records for today and into the future.
The donkey or mule needs to be permanently identified; this could be a brand, or more popular these days is a microchip. Microchipping is a simple process that can be done by your vet.
A registered donkey or mule with identification, has it's ownership details, parentage, breeder and current whereabouts recorded on the ADSA database. When a donkey/mule is sold, and the transfer details are entered into the records, we can track the animal through it's life.
Members of the Donkey Society of Victoria are able to register their donkeys through the National Register managed by the Affiliated Donkey Societies of Australia.
REGULATIONS FOR REGISTRATION
Follow the link to download a PDF file for more information on the current Regulations for the Registration and Transfer of Donkeys and Hybrids.