Chinese Demand Threatens South Africa’s Donkeys

June 15, 2017 12:16 AM
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Donkey poaching is on the rise in Africa -- especially in South Africa, where poor South Africans say they've been forced to sell their precious donkeys at a loss or face having them stolen by poachers who are keen to satisfy growing demand for donkey parts from the Chinese market. Animal rights activists say the situation has escalated to the point where South African donkeys could be wiped out in two years. VOA's Anita Powell reports from South Africa.