How China’s demand for donkey skins risks ‘devastating impact’ on poor East African communities

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Kenyan slaughterhouses for donkeys have turned the country into a hotspot for the global trade in their skins, which are a highly valued product in Chinese medicine.But campaigners have warned that the decision could have a “devastating impact” on the lives of poor communities by creating a black market for the skins of stolen animals.Others are smuggled from neighbouring countries such as Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan to supply the factories in Kenya, which is the only country in…

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