Help to stop donkey skin trade

2017-04-04 06:02
Photo:SUPPLIED Lisa Mörck and Buzz one of the rescued donkeys at the SPCA.

Photo:SUPPLIED Lisa Mörck and Buzz one of the rescued donkeys at the SPCA.

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THE Kloof and Highway SPCA are alarmed by the increase in donkey skin trade in the country and are urging the community to report any suspicious behaviour linked to the problem.

According to reports donkeys are being brutally slaughtered in many areas and their skins are packaged to be transported to China where they are used in traditional Chinese medicine and for cosmetics.

Lisa Mörck, outreach officer of the SPCA, said: “Donkeys are being rounded up or stolen, then transported and inhumanely slaughtered for their skins. “Evidence indicates that the method of slaughter is horrendous. And we at the SPCA want to put a stop to this,” she said.

She said that one of the ways SPCA will be fighting this battle is by educating the community at the SPCA’s Golden Paw Society meeting on Thursday, 30 March at 9.30am.

“There will be an informative talk on the tragedy of the donkey skin trade that has gripped our country - with an opportunity to meet some of the survivors who have been saved from this awful inhumane slaughter.

“Ray Olivier of Old Mutual Hillcrest will also be speaking about the importance of wills, offering advice and guidance.

“We encourage our community to attend our monthly meetings, receiving updates on recent activities at the Kloof and Highway SPCA and how they can make a meaningful impact in the lives of the animals in our care,” added Mörck.

To RSVP, contact Mörck on 031 764 1212 or 078 511 1093.

The is no entry fee, however, SPCA appeals for unwanted household items which they are able to collect.

All welcome, including dogs on leads.

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