Donkeys will be extinct in four years if China is not stopped!
We need to tell you about something that is both shocking and deadly serious.
Donkeys are being wiped out!
If the insatiable demand in China for donkey skins is not banned, donkeys could be extinct in four years.
It’s that simple and that frightening. The Chinese use donkey skins to make a phony medicine called Ejiao and they want TEN MILLION SKINS A YEAR to do so. You do the math: In four years, all the world’s donkeys could be gone. The Political Animal Lobby is trying to stop it and we need your help to do so.
Right now, the trade is centred in Africa. Like vampires, Chinese traders have fallen on unsophisticated rural people – buying and stealing donkeys on an unprecedented scale, often slaughtering donkeys while they are still alive and then shipping their skins to China.
The donkey genocide that is taking place is not only a massive tragedy for animals, it has a devastating effect on children. In Africa, people are poor and public transport is rare, so the people use donkeys to fetch water and wood and to take their children to school. If there are no donkeys, then the children can’t get to school and instead are used as child labour, carrying wood and water to remote villages.
Yet this tragedy is being virtually ignored by many African governments. Kenya has even LEGALISED the trade and set up donkey slaughterhouses, where thousands of donkeys die each month. When donkeys are wiped out in one area, the slaughterhouse closes and moves to another. Recently, a smuggling trade has erupted bringing donkeys from Ethiopia to Kenya.
In South Africa, where lawlessness is common and police are corrupt and inefficient, the donkeys are bought on public auction and led into the bush, where impromptu, illegal slaughterhouses are set up and men, often drunk, hack the donkeys to death, while skinning them in their death agony.
The only way this can be stopped is if enough people publicly condemn the Chinese donkey skin trade and persuade African governments to ban it. There are two important ways to do this…
Firstly, please if you possibly can, make a donation to the Political Animal Lobby today. We will use your donation to relentlessly pressure governments in every way we can, to ban the trade. We know that if we can bring enough pressure to bear, we will win, but we can’t do it without you.
Secondly, please sign our petition to the South African government today. The trade is particularly vicious there because of the extreme cruelty that is often involved in donkey slaughtering. Because it is so cruel, we will spearhead the African campaign in South Africa.
Andrea Matthee Lead Campaigner Political Animal Lobby
P.S. As shocking as this situation is, it is also deadly serious. If the Chinese are not stopped, the world’s donkeys could be extinct in just four years. Your donation is desperately needed but equally important is your signature on our petition. The more names we can collect, the more influence we will have when pressuring the government officials who can BAN this despicable trade. Please, please help us in this fight!
“If the insatiable demand in China for donkey skins is not banned, donkeys could be extinct in four years.”