Donkeys Are Dying Because China Wants Their Hides For A Traditional Remedy — News : NPR

China reportedly needs 4 million donkey hides a year for the traditional medicine ejiao. They’re importing hides from poor countries — and dealing a blow to people whose livelihood depends on donkeys.(Image credit: Ofir Sarfaty/EyeEm/Getty Images)

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Deadly skin trade may have prompted Nigeria’s Equine Influenza outbreak — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Source: HorseTalk Nigeria has declared an outbreak of Equine Influenza with more than 3000 equines infected, with reports from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) suggesting the outbreak is a symptom of the unregulated global movement and trading of donkeys for their skins. International animal welfare charity The Donkey Sanctuary has warned of a potential disease […]

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An Oasis of Love for Burros, Donkeys, Mules and Horses — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Last Friday, while the BLM concluded their farce of an Advisory Board meeting in D.C. and their helicopter stampede contractors fired up to end the free lives wild horses and burros in Nevada, Terry and I spent the day surrounded by loving, rescued equines at the Todd Mission Ranch only 15 miles from our farm. Marjorie Farabee, ranch equine Manager and Director of Wild Burro Affairs for Wild Horse Freedom Federation, had kindly asked us to stop by and check out the local four legged inhabitants, some 100+ which does not include the rescued dogs and cats. I must admit, it was a moving experience.

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Feel Good Sunday: This Little Girl Who Couldn’t Speak Floored Everyone In A Donkey Sanctuary With 4 Simple Words — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

“Please, take a few moments and wash your mind out with this touching story. Be safe my friends.” ~ R.T.

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