Horse Slaughter: Australia set to export wild donkey meat and edible skins to China | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care |

"The State Government says Queensland could reap millions from a "donkey deal" with China, that would see the joke of the animal kingdom exported for food and traditional medicine.

"Primary Industries and Fisheries Minister Tim Mulherin said China had signed a trade protocol with Queensland authorities allowing the export of wild donkey meat and edible skins for the first time.

"As well as allowing Queensland producers to get their mojo back in tough economic times, Mr Mulherin said the deal was likely to put romance in the air in China, where donkey skin is used to boost libido in traditional medicine."

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@FranJurga writes: This article gives you an idea of the range of perceptions about feral equines and equine slaughter, in general, in different parts of the world.

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