Gov’t petitioned to ban Donkey slaughter in Kenya

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Donkeys awaiting slaughter./file

Donkey-owning communities from 28 counties now want the government to ban donkey slaughtering in the country.

In a petition signed by Alliance for Domestic welfare Organization for Kenya (ADWORK) chairman Titus Sagala, the commercialization of the slaughter of donkeys in Kenya has brought about negative effects among Kenyan communities.

” In efforts to protect the loss of social-economic livelihoods of this communities as well as prevent and protect the donkey populations from an alarming rate of decline, we want the government through the Ministry of Agriculture to issue a gazette notice removing donkeys from list of declared animals for slaughter,” Said Sagala.

Sagala added that it’s evident that the slaughter of donkeys in Kenya has negative consequences and a ban on the same is the best option right now so as to prevent and protect the donkey populations in Kenya from an alarming rate of decline.

He further said that donkeys are on the verge of going extinct in the country and poor households mostly depend on donkeys which have suffered immensely by being slaughtered.

It will be remembered that the cabinet secretary on 24 February 2020, issued a statement on the ban of donkeys slaughtering and the ban has not been implemented fully.

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