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Tell Kenya and South Africa to Stop the Donkey Slaughter #care2

Thanks to increasing demand for rhino horn and tiger parts in Traditional Chinese Medicine, we have seen a dramatic decline in the numbers of these animals worldwide. Now it’s the turn of donkeys. In just the past few years, the export of donkey skins and meat to China from African countries has spiraled up . The chief reason is that these animals are used in ejiao, another Traditional Chinese remedy that has been used for thousands of years but is becoming increasingly popular now. Donkey hides are boiled to produce gelatine , the chief ingredient in ejiao , a hard gel that is either dissolved in hot water or alcohol before being added to food or drink, or used in various beauty products. “It’s what we refer to as a blood tonic. It’s good for building up the body and helps with what is known in Chinese medicine as ‘blood deficiency,’ for conditions such as anaemia and hea...

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