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Rush for Donkey Skins in China Draws Wildlife Traffickers

Chinese ejiao producers, strong in a remote eastern range of Shandong, devour some-more than 4 million dickey skins annually, extracting gelatin according to recipes that date behind 2,500 years. Traditionally deliberate a blood tonic for treating ailments like anemia, ejiao was rebranded as a consumer object in a 1990s, ramping adult prices and sales. Products subsequent from it currently embody face creams, liqueurs, and sweets.

Article source: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/09/wildlife-watch-donkey-skins-china-wildlife-trafficking/

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