Calling all donkey lovers
Please sign Care2.com's petition to put pressure on African countries to STOP the donkey slaughter.
The animals are crowded together in appalling conditions, where they are frightened, neglected and mistreated — and that's all before they are slaughtered for their skins and other body parts.
100,000 donkeys were slaughtered in Kenya alone over the last year.
Roughly 10 million animals are killed every year in this donkey trade.
As donkey populations fall in China, so the market for them is turning to Africa to satisfy the need for donkey skins and body parts.
Botswana, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Ethiopia and Tanzania have now all banned the slaughter and export of donkeys. However, Kenya and South Africa need persuading to do the right thing. Both need the income from animal-loving international tourists - so our voices matter.