The Brooke Hospital For Animals

Brooke’s Kenya Donkey Skins Appeal

Brooke wants to ban the trade of donkey skins in Kenya, where up to 1000 donkeys are being slaughtered every day to supply the Chinese traditional medicine and beauty products market. With your help, Brooke will continue to work within donkey-owning communities to ensure that donkeys and the livelihoods of their owners are protected. All donations up to £10,000 will be matched and go to our work to help end the trade of donkey skins in Kenya. Once this has been matched any additional donations will be used to support Brooke’s work wherever it is needed most.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1085760)

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£21,679

Donations

384

Championed by The Reed Foundation - International

  • What I witnessed made me cry, it really affected me. I used to depend on these donkeys to educate my kids and support my family.

    — Queen Matheng’e Singa is a widow who had all three of her donkeys stolen in one night

  • I’m grateful because of Brooke East Africa. You have been very, very helpful to us, from building houses for our animals to helping to unite us as a community. Thank you and God bless you all at Brooke East Africa and Farming Systems Kenya.

    — Emily Muthoni Githugonde, treasurer of the donkey owners group in Kambere Village, Kenya

Situation

Thousands of donkeys are being slaughtered for their skins to supply the Chinese traditional medicine and beauty products market. In Africa this global issue has reached crisis point. They are being killed at an unprecedented rate and the livelihoods of the people who depend on them to survive are falling apart. Smuggling and disease is rife. Donkeys (including those pregnant) are being killed in slaughterhouses and stolen from homes, often butchered on the street, pushing families into poverty.

Solution

With your help Brooke wants to ban the trade of donkey skins in Kenya, support local people and protect their donkeys. Our biggest strength is our partnership with local organisations and animal-owning communities. Our teams on the ground will pressure local government to take action against the crisis and ultimately achieve a countrywide ban on the trade of donkey skins. We will work with donkey welfare groups to find ways to securely protect donkeys and reduce thefts.