Demand in China leads to barbaric killing of local donkeys

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has raised its concerns about the rise in donkey poaching.

The killings follows reports that the North West government has an agreement with China to export donkeys which are used for medicinal purposes in China.

Mpho Mokoena, SPCA chief inspector, says, donkeys are being killed in a cruel manner.

When we investigate we find that donkeys are being slaughtered in some of the farmers. They are being slaughtered in barbaric and inhumane manner.

Mpho Mokoena, SPCA chief inspector

They are using a hammer. When they fall down, they don't even wait to see if the donkey is dead or not.

Mpho Mokoena, SPCA chief inspector

In some of the places they use a knife, and the animal would feel pain and all the suffering. It's illegal.

Mpho Mokoena, SPCA chief inspector

Listen to the audio below for more information...

North West Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development chief director, Patrick Leteane, says government is still finalising its plans to trade donkeys to China.

Leteane says the province will ensure that South Africa regulation around animal trade is adhered to.

Listen here to his explanation of government's plans for the animals.


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