Chinese medicine soars donkey slaughter in Boteti

Some of the donkeys skinned for the Chinese market
Some of the donkeys skinned for the Chinese market

China’s demand for donkey hide has reached rural Botswana, particularly Boteti West where a record high 128 donkeys were slaughtered in Mopipi and Toromoja villages this week alone.

A Chinese company, Y2K Holdings- trading in global skin is behind the mass slaughters.

A middle-aged man of Mopipi village who witnessed the mass-killings described it as bizarre, as the lot is put in one area and then bullets are fired.

Editor's Comment
We salute Kgomo Khumo for a job well done

Stock theft has become rampant and difficult to contain thus keeping the police on their toes as the country is rocked by stock theft cases that are becoming difficult to contain.This form of crime is causing great misery to farmers in Botswana, especially in rural communities that largely depend on agriculture for a living. As stock theft cases escalate, the police say that most of the meat consumed in major towns and villages is from stolen...

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