Donkeys pulling a cart in Magosani village in South Africa’s North West province. Photo: AFP

Demand for traditional Chinese medicine fuelling rising slaughter of donkeys in Africa

Donkey gelatin used in traditional treatments for ailments such as anaemia and demand for skins overseas is increasing as numbers of the animals fall in China

Topic |   Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)

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Donkeys pulling a cart in Magosani village in South Africa’s North West province. Photo: AFP
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