PETA Gives Lucy Watson and James Dunmore … a Donkey!

PETA Gives Lucy Watson and James Dunmore … a Donkey!

Rescued Animal Named ‘Jacy’ as a Wedding Present

London – To celebrate the wedding of TV star and entrepreneur Lucy Watson to James Dunmore, PETA has presented the happy couple, who are known for their animal advocacy, with an unusual gift: the group has named a rescued donkey “Jacy” in their honour – a mix of “James” and “Lucy”.

Jacy was rescued by staff from Animal Rahat (“rahat” means “relief” in Hindi), which operates a beautiful sanctuary in Maharashtra, India. She was found weak and injured, having been forced to haul extremely heavy bags of sand up from the Chandrabhaga River for most of her life. Thanks to her rescuers, she will never have to toil again and will spend the rest of her days at the sanctuary, happily resting, playing, and grazing in the company of other donkeys.

“Just like this beautiful couple, Jacy has a lifetime of love ahead of her,” says PETA Managing Director Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA honours the endlessly compassionate Lucy and James and everything that they do to fight for the vulnerable.”

PETA further notes that in Greece – where the couple married – many donkeys suffer as Jacy once did. On the Greek island of Santorini, a PETA exposé showed the animals tethered in the blazing sun, without access to water or shade, and forced to transport tourists up more than 500 steep steps to the old town of Firá. PETA asks that tourists always choose animal-friendly entertainment and transportation options, such as the cable car in Firá that operates nearby.

A long-time animal advocate and vegan, Watson previously starred in an eye-catching shoot with PETA that called attention to down industry cruelty, and she has promoted meat-free eating with the group in her “All Animals Have the Same Parts” campaign.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327; [email protected]