Total Pageviews

Friday, 14 November 2014

Iran: Rising fuel prices 'prompt donkey trade boom'

The rising cost of fuel in Iran is benefitting the country's donkey population, it's reported.

Many villagers and farmers are shunning their vehicles as fuel prices continue to go up, prompting the sale of donkeys to increase as winter approaches, the Khorad News website reports. "The rising price of petrol and diesel is the reason why Iranian villagers are starting, once again, to use donkeys," the website says. The donkey boom has been particularly apparent in the mountainous regions of north-west Iran, but they're also being used in some cities, according to the Eghtesad News website. It's considered good news for the animals, who were previously often abandoned before the winter because their owners couldn't afford the cost of feeding them. "In the past, before winter, some villagers released their donkeys into the wild where they would die", the website says.
In April, Iran cut state fuel subsidies in an effort to strengthen its economy. But the move hit consumers hard, with petrol prices rising by up to 75% overnight. Iranians have also had to deal with rising water and electricity bills this year.


  1. Undeniably believe that which you said. Your favorite reason seemed to be on the
    web the simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed while people consider worries that they plainly
    do not know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and defined out the
    whole thing without having side-effects , people could take a signal.
    Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

    Take a look at my website :: house renovations ideas (

  2. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point.
    You clearly know what youre talking about, why throw
    away your intelligence on just posting videos to your blog when you could be giving us something informative to read?

    Also visit my webpage ... free music downloads (

  3. Having read this I thought it was rather enlightening.
    I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this short
    article together. I once again find myself personally spending a significant amount of time
    both reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still worth it!

    My blog post; injustice gods among us hack tool;,

  4. Hey! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a team of
    volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in the same niche.
    Your blog provided us useful information to work on. You have done
    a marvellous job!

    my page injustice gods among us hack