Govít Bans Export Of Donkey Products

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Government has moved to crack down on a money-spinning donkey skin business following a spate of donkey killings in most parts of the country, especially central and northern Botswana.

The Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security released a communication last week announcing the indefinite suspension of export licences for donkeys and their products. The Ministry cited concern on the “indiscriminate and cruel slaughter of donkeys”.

Government further stated the fact that donkeys are exported to lucrative markets in Asia as part of the reasons for the decision.

Editor's Comment
Urgent call: Stop the killing!

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