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A statement on behalf of Evans Entertainments, said: 'The operators have had donkeys on this beach for over 40 years and are extremely experienced in donkey welfare.'There have been donkeys on this beach for nearly 100 years.
The operator is distraught to think that he does not cater for the welfare of these animals.
And for the first time in almost 100 years, donkey rides were cancelled at a seaside resort in South Wales as it was too hot for the animals.
The heatwave also claimed its fourth victim after a 50-year-old man collapsed and died while hillwalking in the Lake District.
Pedestrians were pictured braving teeming rain on Newcastle Quayside yesterday morning following thunderstorms and heavy rainfall across the region The 41-year high, the highest hottest-ever on the summer solstice, came as parts of Britain swelter in the fifth consecutive day with temperatures above 30C (86F).
This is the hottest prolonged spell in June since the drought summer of 1976.
At Glastonbury festival, Somerset dozens of festival-goers collapsed from heat stroke.
Meanwhile at the summer solstice event at Stonehenge 13,000 people gathered at the ancient site.
A spokeswoman said: 'We've told parents because of the weather they can collect their children.
The message they received read: 'Please be aware school will close on Wed 21 June at 11.30am due to increased heat.
Send your child in as normal and collect them at 11.30am.'A Hampshire County Council spokesperson said Andover Cof E is the only authority-run school in the area which planned to close today. At the end of the day they are trying to set an example to the children for real life.'Another parent called the decision 'a bit extreme'.
Meanwhile, donkey rides were suspended for the first time at at Porthcawl, South Wales, as temperatures reached (29C) as it was too hot for the animals.
Visitors complained the animals weren't getting enough shade or water - but beach bosses insisted the animals were well looked after.
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It was also the second hottest June day since records began 167 years ago.