‘Donkey rustling’ outbreak vexes Palapye farmers


PALAPYE: A thriving market for donkey meat is developing in Palapye. Among the conservative locals, generally, donkey meat is a no go area and as such donkey meat dealers are believed to be patronised by resident foreigners mainly Asians.

To this Asian community donkey meat is a delicacy. The tricky part of the business is that the village does not have recognised and legally registered donkey butcheries. To fill this void, some underground butcheries or donkey sellers appear to have emerged to respond to this newly found market.

While the flourishing donkey meat business provides a means of livelihood to the donkey rustlers, it has become a source of great concern to the smallholder farmers at Modoole masimo, some 15 kilometres south of Palapye.

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