Stopping the donkey skin trade

SPANA Chief Executive Geoffrey Dennis explains how millions of donkeys are at risk because of rapidly growing demand for ‘ejiao’, a product made from donkey skins used in traditional Chinese medicine. Working alongside international and local NGOs, SPANA is calling for an immediate halt to the ejiao trade, which is threatening working donkeys, and the communities who rely on them for survival.

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3 comments on “SPANA CEO speaks out about the donkey skin trade

  1. Wendy Gray on

    We have two beautiful, characterful donkeys who help us with care farming and we explain to everyone visiting the working farm, including school children, Scouts, older folks etc how hugely important donkeys are around the world, supporting people in their daily lives. Please tell us clearly how we can better help SPANA to stop this wicked skin trade, curb the “ejiao” demand, stop maltreatment, and protect those at risk.

  2. David Purser on

    I am appalled by the way people treat animals. do these people have no morals. donkeys have a hard life mostly but it would not harm to treat them kindly. I think that the trade in skins should be banned with severe punishment for those who do not adhere. All animals should be treated well they are not here to be abused by people who should know better

    • Miss Liz Farr on

      Definitely it’s always Chinese medicine and the deaths can be very brutal in humane and cruel we have to stop itv worldwide. South Africa too provide donkey skin ,”let’s get rid of the Chinese Medicines that kill rare animals including tigers 🐅

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