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Beasts unburden: Donkeys at mini ranch help people de-stress

In this June 30, 2018 photo, Donkey Park owner Steve Stiert, walks among his donkeys in Ulster Park, N.Y. The retired IBM software engineer offers free donkey-assisted therapy programs and educational events as part of his mission to protect donkeys from mistreatment and neglect. Stiert spreads the word about their virtues as peaceful stress-relieving animals. (AP Photo/Mary Esch)

In this June 30, 2018 photo, Donkey Park owner Steve Stiert, walks among his donkeys in Ulster Park, N.Y. The retired IBM software engineer offers free donkey-assisted therapy programs and educational events as part of his mission to protect donkeys from mistreatment and neglect. Stiert spreads the word about their virtues as peaceful stress-relieving animals. (AP Photo/Mary Esch)