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Chinese medicine's threat to donkeys

Chinese medicine's threat to donkeys
Friday 22
3:30 2019

(CNN) Donkey populations are under serious threat due to the demand for their hides, which are used in traditional Chinese medicine, according to a new report. 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. With just under 5 million skins needed ever year for ejiao production, the industry would need more than half the world's current donkeys over the next five years to meet demand, according to a report from The Donkey Sanctuary. In the past ...

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Summary: (CNN) Donkey populations are under serious threat due to the demand for their hides, which are used in traditional Chinese medicine, according to a new report. 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 ...

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