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About CDMA


The Canadian Donkey & Mule Association was incorporated under the Animal Pedigree Act on December 29, 1988.

The objectives of the CDMA are:


  • To maintain a registry of donkeys, and to record mules and hinnies.

  • To preserve and improve the standard of donkeys and mules in general by improved breeding practices, and encourage the appreciation, care, management, and use thereof.

  • To promote public education in the understanding and management of donkeys and mules.

  • To prevent cruelty to donkeys and mules, and cooperate with persons and groups that provide care and protection for donkeys and mules.

  • To publish specifications of Standards of Conformation for all size categories of donkeys as well as for mules and hinnies.

  • To work with the government to ensure control in the import and export of donkeys and mules and to ensure humane treatment of donkeys and mules. 

  • To promote donkeys and mules through shows and exhibitions.

  • To encourage the improvement of donkeys in Canada by allowing access to donkeys not registered in the CDMA herd book through the upgrading process. 

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