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’

Chinese demand for drug Ejiao decimating worldwide donkey populations

A customer shops for ejiao, or donkey-hide gelatin, at a pharmacy in Nantong, China. Photograph: Imaginechina Limited/Alamy Stock.

EJIAO (simplified Chinese: 阿胶; traditional Chinese: 阿膠; pinyin: ē jiāo) is an ingredient in a traditional medicine of China made with donkey-hide gelatin or ass-hide glue obtained from the skin of the donkey (equus asinus) by soaking and stewing it. The drug Ejiao is traditionally thought by the Chinese to nourish the blood and enhance… Continue reading Chinese demand for drug Ejiao decimating worldwide donkey populations

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/kmartin@express-news.net.

Andrew Gregor of Lafayette, California started a Change.org 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