South African donkeys slaughtered to feed traditional Chinese medicine market

Two months earlier‚ the South African Police Service (SAPS) reported that they had found 5‚000 donkey skins in a container in Benoni‚ with an estimated value of over R4-million.

A dedicated donkey abattoir was going to be constructed in the North West Province after embattled North West Premier‚ Supra Mahumapelo‚ visited China in 2015‚ saying on his return that trade in donkeys must be developed in the province to help create jobs.

Meredith said that plans for the abattoir have been shelved‚ at least for the time being‚ but she warned the underground trade in the province continues unabated.

“The North West is the one of the worst provinces when it comes to animal welfare‚” she said.

Humane Society International’s Delsink said…

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