On 13 October, an article in ENACT Africa says that Kenya and Tanzania must put in place national, and together lead regional, interventions to curb the illegalities in the legal donkey trade.  With donkeys in Kenya being slaughtered at a rate 5 times higher than they’re being bred, it’s projected that there will be none left in the country by 2023. It explains that donkey skins contain gelatin – ejiao – used in traditional Chinese medicine as a traditional remedy for many illnesses, including the coronavirus, and in the cosmetics industry in other Asian countries.

I had omitted the following link (as it did not seem to generate much interest!), but it seemed time to add it again and say that, if you would like to make a (polite) gesture and help me with my removal and computer costs, I have a page at

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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