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24th May 2017

Under the Skin – Donkeys at risk

Right now, millions of donkeys from Asia, Africa and South America are at risk of being stolen and slaughtered for their skins – the gelatin in the hide being a key ingredient in the prized traditional Chinese medicine called ejiao (e-gee-yow).  A new report by The Donkey Sanctuary UK reveals the shocking scale of this global demand for donkey skins – a demand that is unsustainable, whilst simultaneously causing mass-scale suffering to donkeys and risking the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on them.  Visit www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk to read more about the serious issues being faced and act now to add your voice to the campaign and help curb this trade.

Pictures courtesy of the Karoo Donkey Sanctuary