Donkey slaughterhouses blamed for drop in numbers

Activities at the Goldox Kenya Ltd, a donkey slaughterhouse in Mogotio, Baringo on February 28, 2017. Donkey slaughterhouses have been blamed in drastic plunge of donkey numbers. PHOTO | SULEIMAN MBATIA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Farming Systems Kenya blames the illegal trade and theft on the high demand for donkey products in the Far East. 

  • Mr Masinde said security agents had identified the mastermind of donkey theft in Naivasha.

  • He advised licensed donkey operators to seal loopholes being used by criminals or risk having their businesses shut.

Dealers in donkey meat are facing rough times ahead with the animal’s population said to be on a rapid decline.

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