Donkey slaughter ban a ‘historic decision for whole species’

THE IVORY COAST The slaughter and export of donkeys has been banned in Ivory Coast (also known as Côte d’Ivoire) following an announcement by the government earlier this month (13 July). In recent years, hundreds of thousands of donkeys across Africa have been slaughtered for their skins due to rising Chinese demand for ejiao, a… Continue reading Donkey slaughter ban a ‘historic decision for whole species’

Horse slaughter and horse meat production — A global perspective

A horse in slaughter buyer Mike McCarron's trailer in Cleburne, Texas, August, 2019. USA Today.

1 tonne equals 2,205 pounds which equates to a total of approximately 1,746,019,229 pounds of horse meat produced around the globe in 2018 from approximately 5 million horses — a staggering 1.75 billion pounds of horse meat.

Kenya bans ‘wanton and unmitigated slaughter’ of donkeys

Eleanor Jones, writing for the Horse & Hound, reports: A ban on slaughtering donkeys in Kenya has been greeted as “tremendous news” by campaigners. The ban was announced on 24 February by agriculture secretary Peter Munya, who had been presented with a petition by Kenyan donkey owners. Kenya had become a hub for the skin trade… Continue reading Kenya bans ‘wanton and unmitigated slaughter’ of donkeys

Petition China to stop importing donkeys to use their hides for medicine

Donkeys on a farm owned by the Navarro County Sheriff's Office in Navarro County, Texas on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011. KEVIN MARTIN/

Andrew Gregor of Lafayette, California started a Petition China currently imports tens of thousands of donkeys primarily from African nations in order to slaughter them. They do this in order to extract gelatin from the donkey hides. Innocent animals are being shipped overseas and butchered in order to produce ejiao, a traditional Chinese medicine… Continue reading Petition China to stop importing donkeys to use their hides for medicine