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Police investigate nativity donkey death in Spain

A nativity scene.
Nativity scene. Image by Jeff Weese / CC BY 2.0

Police in Spain are investigating allegations that a four-month old donkey, appearing as part of a Christmas nativity scene in the town of Lucena, had to be put down after it was sat on by a large man. The man climbed into the enclosure on 10 December to sit on the donkey, photos of which were widely circulated on social media. Two days later the small donkey was unable to stand and had to be put down. Read more: telegraph.co.uk