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African Farmers Lose Their Asses to China

Bob Bragg
Donkey power

Donkeys are used extensively in developing countries to provide power for farming operations and transportation.  Although they have a reputation for being obstinate, they are hard working, intelligent animals that help to relive humans of some of the back-breaking labor involved in subsistence farming.  Unfortunately, Farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are losing their donkeys to a more profitable global trade in donkey hides for making a gelatin that people in China believe has anti-aging properties and enhances libido.