Re: Demand for Donkey Skin in China Leads to Barbaric Killings in SA - Warning: Graphic Pictures

Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:46 pm

Well said, RP, or rather H.e.

But it does look gross :-( :-( :-(

Re: Demand for Donkey Skin in China Leads to Barbaric Killings in SA - Warning: Graphic Pictures

Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:40 pm

Will check a bit with Aunty Fixit, one of our members who lives there!

Re: Demand for Donkey Skin in China Leads to Barbaric Killings in SA - Warning: Graphic Pictures

Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:21 pm

How about starting a campaigne to stop buying any product made in China O**

Re: Demand for Donkey Skin in China Leads to Barbaric Killings in SA - Warning: Graphic Pictures

Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:04 am

We must just vote our thieves out...problem solved! \O

Re: Demand for Donkey Skin in China Leads to Barbaric Killings in SA

Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:20 am

Flutterby wrote:Update from Allison:

**UPDATE**
They are scrambling brain with a screwdriver. 2 arrested are Chinese. They are building roads in Lesotho and come across the border,skin them and then take them across to Lesotho and export. The rest of the donkeys have all been dispersed since the arrest made.



Used to be a lot of donkeys in Lesotho , so does this mean they have annihilated all the donkeys in that country 0*\
In the " good old days " , traders used donkeys to transport goods up Sani Pass . These " caravans " could sometimes consist of up to 100 or more donkeys :O^

Re: Demand for Donkey Skin in China Leads to Barbaric Killings in SA - Warning: Graphic Pictures

Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:50 pm

18 donkeys skinned alive

2017-01-30 12:27
Chelsea Pieterse, The Witness


Pietermaritzburg - The hunt is on for over 100 donkeys that have disappeared from a plot of land near the Lesotho border where 18 donkeys were found skinned alive this past week.

The horrifying discovery of the dead donkeys, which are believed to have been cruelly slaughtered for the Chinese medicinal market, has raised fears as to the fate of the missing donkeys.

There are conflicting reports about just how many donkeys went missing, with some sources suggesting the number could be as high as 300.

The donkeys were found in a kraal on a plot of land eight kilometres from the border between KZN and Lesotho in the Twin Springs area. Just outside the kraal lay 18 dead donkeys that are suspected to have been skinned alive.

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) has recently released multiple statements on donkeys being skinned alive in the Northern Cape, the Free State and Gauteng.

Donkey hide contains a gelatine which is claimed to be valued for medicinal purposes by the Chinese.

The NSPCA statement said that, according to the China Daily Mail, the donkey skins have “anti-aging properties, able to treat insomnia and improve blood circulation”.

The gelatine is a key ingredient in China, where it can produce tablets, tonics and a sweet syrup.

The skins are soaked and stewed to release the substance.

Debby Caine of Berg Protection Services said on Sunday night that the donkeys found near the Lesotho border had been moved around the province before they were settled on what is referred to as “no mans land”.

This raises questions over whether KZN or Lesotho has legal jurisdiction over the matter.

Over 100 donkeys

She said it was reported that 100 more donkeys arrived on the same land on Sunday. She said the donkeys were brought by truck, with the driver allegedly stating he had come from Nkandla.

She added that the live donkeys all appeared fat and healthy, and there was a suspicion that they were being farmed for the medicinal trade. However, this could not be confirmed.

NSPCA farm animal unit manager Grace de Lange said the Sani Pass SPCA reported that the 18 donkeys were killed on Thursday evening. On Sunday morning the live donkeys were nowhere to be seen.

She said it is believed that a metal object is inserted into the donkeys’ necks to paralyse them and they are then skinned alive.

“It is a long and painful death,” she said.

De Lange said the NSPCA is investigating the matter and is on the hunt for the donkeys and the people responsible both for the cruel slaughter and for moving the donkeys.

Re: Demand for Donkey Skin in China Leads to Barbaric Killings in SA - Warning: Graphic Pictures

Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:06 pm

There was a good insert on Carte Blanche last night...skins can go for over R2000! (more than impala hunting etc.) :shock: :shock: :shock:

So this is the end for many, unfortunately (or maybe fortunately, as said).

Not sure about the skinning alive part yet? :-?

The same insert showed large established SA commercial donkey enterprises, tens of thousands...never knew that! :shock:

One must remember donkeys are not endangered, and are domesticated animals used for human consumption, like others... --00--

Re: Demand for Donkey Skin in China Leads to Barbaric Killings in SA - Warning: Graphic Pictures

Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:49 pm

Okie,...

okie wrote:How about starting a campaigne to stop buying any product made in China


The very crux of a dismal situation!!

We all love our shapanees cameras, yet detest
shineesh effort into our comfort zone!!

Off the rails a bit but by example in a greater
context, perhaps fling that argument to dik menere
Trump,..Gawd knows but apparently the man quite
religious.

Too my mind the man expects fellow Americans to work
for less income than what the Chinese do!!??

It's becoming somewhat bizarre, perhaps very real,.. -O-

Fact remains that globally, many other cultures need to be
taken into context!! How they go about practicing their so
called freedom and in what manner will then only become
questionable.

Every earth dweller has the right to sunshine in the eye, yet
I remain concerned, very concerned!!

Re: Demand for Donkey Skin in China Leads to Barbaric Killings in SA - Warning: Graphic Pictures

Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:33 pm

H.e.

I think it is a very interesting scenario playing off in the USA at present . You need to understand what is happening , and the reasons why it is happening lol
Healthy economies very much revolve around international trade , which is done mainly in US Dollars . A strong dollar is welcomed by many smaller countries whose currencies weaken vs the dollar , thereby increasing the values of exported products . Even in South Africa , we really LOVE it when the dollar is strong , because we do not have to work so hard to get more profits out of our exports ( gold , metals , etc ) .
Every country wants to have their currencies weaken for the same reason . It stimulates exports 0*\
But , the American economy has also been suffering through that same strong dollar -- the americans do not export very much relatively speaking , and even so , 80 % of the actual exports go to Mexico :O^ And vice versa , 80 % of Mexico's exports go into the USA . And the mex's do not like to work , ( is that strange ? ) and they get paid in strong US Dollars for their exports - and in addition , a hell of a lot of their citizens have sneaked over the border , and they send Dollars back home to feed their lazy families 0*\
So Trump has decided enough is enough , and feels that Mexico should stop sucking the USA dry :O^ ( Just like Britain has decided enough is enough because the EU was busy sucking them dry too 0*\ )
Now , remember Trump is a business man , and he realises that the dollar is too strong , and he wants to weaken it ( like every body else want to weaken their own currencies ) , but he ( Trump ) is not very subtle about it , and so he upsets a lot of people around the world . Remember too , a weak dollar means less money for a lot of countries who are shouting unfair unfair unfair =O:

Re: Demand for Donkey Skin in China Leads to Barbaric Killings in SA - Warning: Graphic Pictures

Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:00 pm

Indeed Okie,.past transactions, 7guilders to a rand are
true to history, I can even remember a time when 1 Rand
was worth .72 US/dollars,..

Somehow, somewhere both countries lost the plot!!,...

Interesting to note the devaluation figures as per the situation
at hand,..not taking into account the supercilious Euro!!!

The British pound in context,...hard graft is hard graft the same
the world over. I seem to believe we are forever coming closer
too this fact. The world looking at self, where the pimples need
address!!!