Africa’s Donkeys Being Stolen for Chinese Medicine

Donkeys — you might think they are ubiquitous, but for many in rural Africa they’re a lifeline. Now some countries are worried they could even become extinct. Donkey skins are used to make ejiao, a traditional medicine popular in China, and local criminal gangs are stealing and brutally butchering millions of them to meet demand. Kate Bartlett reports from Johannesburg.
Videographer: Zaheer Cassim

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