Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Probably Other Species Threatened, Too

Chinese Demand Threatens South Africa’s Donkeys

Mpho Mashele’s eight donkeys are her most precious possessions, and her family’s lifeline. They use them to transport goods in this small, rural village north of South Africa’s capital, Pretoria. “We love our donkeys because they’re the only source of income,” she said. “Without them, we will starve.” That threat is looming ever-larger amid a spike…