18 June 2020

Update on the Kenya donkey skin trade ban

The Kenyan media has reported that the ban on the donkey skin trade, achieved earlier this year, has been effectively lifted just four months after being announced.

The slaughterhouses have appealed through the Kenyan courts, claiming that the ban is unlawful. This has allowed at least one of them to temporarily start operating again. This is a huge threat to the lives of donkeys, a worry to donkey owners, and a disappointment for Brooke teams in Africa and around the world.

However, this does not mean the ban has been completely overturned. We will fight back, defend the ban, and campaign for the safety and welfare of donkeys and their owners.