Chinese superstitions are stripping planet Earth.
A number of African countries have banned China from buying their donkeys, saying demand for the four-legged creatures has become unsustainable.
Niger announced a ban on the export of donkeys this month after trade of the animals increased by three times in the last year, mainly to Asian countries.
And Burkina Faso has also put a stop to the export of donkey skins, which are boiled to produce gelatin, a key ingredient in the traditional Chinese remedy ejiao – believed to improve blood circulation and cure conditions including dizziness, irregular menstruation and insomnia. The Independent