Kenya’s donkeys could be extinct in four years

What you need to know:

  • The study traces the problem to the classification of donkeys and horses as food animals seven years ago.

  • Animal warfare lobbies have urged the government to withdraw the abattoirs’ licences until measures are put in place to guarantee the welfare of the animals.
  • The lobbies also want trade in donkey meat and skin halted until regulations are set up to protect the species.

Kenya may not have a single donkey by 2023 if the current slaughter rate continues.

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