WELCOME TO CRISISFORUMS.ORG!
(1) Please swing by our "HELP CENTER" to view our forum rules prior to commenting.
(2) Acknowledge that by commenting or posting, you take full responsibility for the content and message of the information you put forth, which do not necessarily reflect the opinions of this website.
(3) If you would like to post your own discussion threads, just contact one of the staff so we can verify you as a human.

China is buying up all the world's donkeys... and turning them into Jell-o



Gelatin produced from donkey hide is a key ingredient of one of China's favorite traditional remedies, known as ejiao, which is used to treat a range of ailments from colds to insomnia.
But as the rising power shifts towards advanced industry and away from traditional agriculture, donkeys are in decline. State statistics show the population has fallen from 11 million to six million over the last 20 years.
China is now increasingly looking to Africa to boost its stocks, and imports donkeys from countries across the continent. But flourishing trade has hit several roadblocks.

Donkeys decimated

Niger recently became the latest African state to ban exports of donkeys, following a surge in sales to China.
Government officials reported that 80,000 animals had been sold in the year to date, compared with 27,000 in 2015, and warned that the donkey population would be "decimated" on current trends.
In August, Burkina Faso took the same step, after 45,000 donkeys were slaughtered in six months from a total population of 1.4 million.
In both cases, the value of donkeys soared and the fledgling industry delivered a valuable stream of foreign currency. But growth came at a cost.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/29/africa/china-african-donkeys/?iid=ob_lockedrail_bottomlist



-------------------
"...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)

Comments

  • mrpops09_CMOD_mrpops09_CMOD_ Chief Moderator
    what is it with asian countries and weird medicines
    Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
  • RosieRosie Member, Permitted to post new threads
    At least in the past race horses in western countries who were aged or sustained injuries were bought up by Knackeries that turn them into horsemeat or into gelatine from their hoofs to make jellies.

    Horse Slaughter in Australia ~ Horse Meat, Abattoirs, Knackeries, Wastage and Related Issues

    Australian Government figures state that 30,000 – 40,000 horses are slaughtered each year in Australia. On this page you will find an overview of horse slaughter in Australia, including links to sources of more information. Please be aware that the nature of the information on this page is such that it may be distressing for some.

    It is estimated that between 25 and 333 of the Australian horse population is slaughtered annually

    It is estimated that between 2.5% and 3.33% of the Australian horse population is slaughtered annually

    In Brief:

    Australian horse slaughter is a multi-million dollar industry, composed of the following:

    • Two abattoirs that slaughter an estimated 700 horses a month between them (which equals 8,400 in a calendar year). The meat is exported for human consumption in a number of countries, including Russia, France, Italy, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Singapore and Japan.
    • Thirty three knackeries that slaughter somewhere in the range of 22,000 – 32,000 horses a year for pet food, meat meal, tallow, hair, hides and other products. Some of these are sold domestically and some are exported.
    • One butcher in WA was granted a special license in July 2010 to sell horse meat for human consumption within Australia by the Western Australian state Minister for Agriculture and Food, Terry Redman of the National Party. The butcher has stated in the media that he slaughters 20 horses a year, and is currently selling the meat to other states and territories of Australia.

    It is estimated that there are around 1.2 million horses in Australia. 30,000 – 40,000 horses thereby makes up an estimated 2.5 – 3.33% of the Australian horse population slaughtered annually.

    Read More:

    http://www.australianhorserescue.com/news/resources/horse-slaughter-in-australia-horse-meat-abattoirs-knackeries-wastage-and-related-issues/


    and
    What is Gelatine made from: 
    p.s. you mightn't eat  gummy bears, marshmallows or iceream again!

    http://www.newhealthadvisor.com/What-Is-Gelatin-Made-Of.html


    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    well, that's certainly unfortunate
    -------------------
    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • RosieRosie Member, Permitted to post new threads
    Image result for donkeys pack animals china
    Donkeys are a valuable means of transport in rural areas of China where there is no access by road for trucks and cranes.   I have a photo of a donkey loaded with Besser Bricks climbing a rough hewn path on a mountainside. We had to squash against the cliff face to avoid being in the donkeys way as it was clear donkeys don't sympathise with people climbing ahead of them.   It was interesting to see that they unloaded the donkey brick by brick (one from each side) to avoid the donkey falling flat either to the left of to the right.  The donkey appeared to be well fed and in good condition.  In western countries this would be seen as unkind to the animal however if we take ourselves back a few hundred years, it's clear that this form of transport would have been used in many cultures as it no doubt still is. Apparently they can carry up to 20% of their own body weight.

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    It seems that when animals (created for our usage and consumption) are removed from our lives, that's when the real cruelty towards them erupts since they become objects of entertainment or valueless "things"
    -------------------
    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • RosieRosie Member, Permitted to post new threads
    It seems that when animals (created for our usage and consumption) are removed from our lives, that's when the real cruelty towards them erupts since they become objects of entertainment or valueless "things"

    What does this imply for humans when robots take our place in the work environment and the "No Vacancies" signs go up?

    At one time Clydesdale horses were a regular sight delivering milk door to door. Now everyone has a car and buys milk at the supermarket.  Try to find a Clydesdale horse other than those entered in the Annual Shows.

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

Sign In or Register to comment.