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Donkeys stolen, skinned in Africa to feed Chinese demand

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Dawn was just beginning to break when Joseph Kamonjo Kariuki woke to find his donkeys missing. The villager searched the bush frantically for the animals he depends on to deliver...
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Donkeys stolen, skinned in Africa to feed Chinese demand

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From Kenya to Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe to Nigeria, agents are seeking to slake China's insatiable appetite for a gelatin made from stewed donkey skins that purports to provide health benefits
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Donkeys stolen, skinned in Africa to feed Chinese demand

4 monthes ago   |   By

NAIROBI, Kenya - From Kenya to Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe to Nigeria, agents are seeking to feed China's insatiable appetite for a gelatin made from stewed donkey skins that purports to provide health benefits.
The beasts of burden many Africans rely on for farm work and transporting heavy loads are being stolen for slaughter, the overwhelming demand driving a violent crime wave.
In the east Kenyan town where most of the world's ejiao is made, billboard after billboard proclaims the purported curative powers of the gelatin. A slogan reads, “Ejiao, eat for a long life, lose weight, and get more...
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