Kenya bans ‘wanton and unmitigated slaughter’ of donkeys — Tuesday’s Horse

Eleanor Jones, writing for the Horse & Hound, reports: A ban on slaughtering donkeys in Kenya has been greeted as “tremendous news” by campaigners. The ban was announced on 24 February by agriculture secretary Peter Munya, who had been presented with a petition by Kenyan donkey owners. Kenya had become a hub for the skin trade […]

via Kenya bans ‘wanton and unmitigated slaughter’ of donkeys — Tuesday’s Horse

Feel Good Sunday: Video ~ Donkey With Overgrown Hooves Runs Free For The First Time — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Source: The Dodo’s Comeback Kids Jenny and her mom Josie suffered through years of neglect, and their hooves grew so long that they could barely stand. Help has finally arrived — watch them fall in love with their new lives.

via Feel Good Sunday: Video ~ Donkey With Overgrown Hooves Runs Free For The First Time — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

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)

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

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 […]

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