The Sowetan newspaper has reported that the North West government has an agreement with China to supply donkey skin.
It is believed that China uses donkey skin to produce medicine that delays menopause.
A caller saying she is the regional coordinator for a UK organisation, World Horse Welfare has criticised the deal.
She says the work is not done formally and two people have been reportedly arrested.
Donkeys are transported in appalling conditions.— Penny, caller
The demand is unsustainable and it's going to deplete the donkey population in South Africa and several other regions.— Penny, caller
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