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Donkey hides are used in a traditional Chinese medicine called ejiao. Demand for ejiao is leading to donkey-napping (stealing a farmer's donkey and selling the donkey or its hide) in countries like Kenya and the decimation of donkey populations, with roughly 4.8 million donkeys per year being used in ejiao production. A recent report released by a donkey conservation group estimates that half the world's donkey population will be gone within 5 years at this rate. This geo-graphic looks at countries that have already experienced significant declines in donkey population: www.statista.com/chart/20049/change-in-donkey-population-in-selected-countries/
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