An aggressive donkey is being blamed for the death of Hollywood Park Mayor William “Bill” Bohlke. Select News Sanantonio News to read the story. It is with great sadness I am writing this blog today I really have never ever read anything like this before.
A Jack (stallion not gelded) standard donkey weighing no more than 500 1bs the size of a deer has killed a Mayor in Texas per the newspaper article written above. The Mayor did not geld his donkey and used him as a guard animal for his farm. The donkey’s life is in the hands of the man’s family now, I am sending my prayers and tears for the family and the donkey.
UPDATE Feb 2, 2014
The donkey did not kill the man, this was a homicide. Select Donkey did not kill the man (mayor) to read the entire news article.
Wild Standard Donkeys
Why Do Jacks (Donkeys Not gelded) get so violent and aggressive?
They are territorial and they are doing what is natural to them is all I can understand. I have never owned a Jack and I will never own a Jack both of my donkeys are Johns (gelding in the horse world) and they are wonderful, sweet donkey boys.
Why Should I Turn My Jack Into A John? Select News letter to read a bit more.
A Jack can become angry, aggressive and violent in a matter of seconds over what appears to us humans as nothing. Jacks are territorial, they get frustrated easy and it is not about trying to have sex or being gay when trying to ride another male donkey or abuse a Jenny to her death. Never ever put a Jack in a pasture with a Jenny or another Jack or John (gelding) they must live in isolation better safe than sorry. The Jack can become violent and abuse and kill the weaker and younger ones, baby cows, baby goats anything weaker than the Jack must be dominated by the Jack.
All donkeys play ruff they grab the neck of the other donkey and play, rear up, play tug it’s all normal but Jacks should be gelded and given the opportunity to have a great life.
It is not fair to leave a Jack intact in our human world as very few donkeys are needed for breeding today our world is over populated with horses, donkeys and mules that can not find a good home.
A Jack must live in isolation day after day, year after year it is a lonely life for a Jack. The human must always be on guard when working with a Jack, never knowing what will set them off or make them aggressive they are dangerous and need to be treated with the greatest respect and understanding.
Leaving a male Jack intact is Dangerous and can be life threatening to other animals including donkeys and people, please learn from this and always geld the Jack so he has a chance at a great life. Please educate yourself and your family via social networks on the importance of gelding your male horses and Donkeys.
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!