Kenya: Government bans slaughter of donkeys

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Kenya: Government bans slaughter of donkeys

28 February 2020
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The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and Cooperatives has banned the slaughter of donkeys in the country.

Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya gave the four existing slaughterhouses a one-month notice and revoked their licences. He directed them to transform and start handle other animals such as cattle, sheep goat and chicken.

Mr Munya said the ban comes against backdrop of dwindling of donkey numbers occasioned by rampant theft of donkeys in a syndicate that has benefited slaughterhouse owners at the expense of citizens.