Anthropology Professor, Jane Desmond has been featured on Scientific American. Her article describes the significance of donkeys for more than half a billion people accross the world, but also recounts the heartbreaking abuse and exploitation of these very special animals.
She also urges American consumers, the third largest importing consumer group of donkey skin, to stand up against trade practices endangering donkeys. Professor Desmond writes:
"Donkeys may not be as charismatic as koalas and kangaroos. But like those animals suffering in the wildfires, they too are in need of drastic action and a worldwide awareness of their plight. As a key driver of the global trade in ejiao, American consumers have a responsibility to educate ourselves and others about this crisis, and to work to address it."
Read the whole article here.