BRITAIN’S beach donkeys are increasingly addicted to heroin, it has emerged.
A new report on the decline of seaside towns highlighted spiralling hard drug use, especially among the donkeys whose job it is to carry overweight children up and down the beach.
Donkey Tom Booker said: “Heroin is the only thing that makes my life tolerable.
“You can make decent money hauling kids, and you need something to cushion the psychological effects of standing hoof-deep in sewage all day.
“Sugar cubes just don’t cut it.
“After smoking some brown the lapping of the sea on the shore becomes strangely soporific, and you don’t notice the litter.
“But you can’t overdo it or your ears droop which makes you look ill.”
Booker lives in a ‘smack stable’ near the sea with eight other heroin-addicted donkeys and a homeless man who used to be in the army.
He said: “There are needles and dung everywhere. Everyone’s always biting each other for no reason.
“I’ve worked beaches from Weston to Great Yarmouth and most of the donkeys are on gear.
“I got busted for possession last week but the police had to let me go because I was too big to fit in the car.”