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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
eBay stops sale of EJIAO products
Charity convinces eBay to ban ejiao products.
The Donkey Sanctuary celebrates big step in
tackling donkey skin trade.
largest equine welfare charity in the world,
The Donkey Sanctuary, has
eBay to immediately stop selling the traditional
ejiao, which contains gelatin
from donkey skin and is alleged to offer
(Ejiao is found in many facial and medicinal
products. Please look for it on the label.
It comes from a dead donkeys hide,
sometimes called ass'es glue.
Who is really the ass if you are
putting this on your face.)
Donkey Sanctuary’s CEO, Mike Baker,
wrote to eBay’s President on Friday 8 Dec. 2017.
eBay responded immediately to say they would stop
selling ejiao following
the charity’s intervention.
Uncovering the shocking trade
The Donkey Sanctuary has revealed the shocking consequences of the global donkey skin trade that has emerged to meet the demand from the ejiao trade. From Tanzania to Peru, South Africa to Pakistan, donkeys across the world are being stolen and skinned in the night, their carcasses found by distraught owners. For millions of people in some of world’s poorest communities, donkeys are still the main means of livelihood and sustain families by providing them with an income and independence.
The donkey skin trade is unregulated and some of the claims made about the supposed health benefits of ejiao are unverified – one of the principal reasons for eBay prohibiting its sale.
("You would think the way it is harvested would be reason enough" again my words not the Donkey Sanctuary.)
Mike Baker, chief executive of The Donkey Sanctuary, says: “We’re incredibly grateful to eBay and would like to put on record our sincere thanks to them for their quick response and confirmation that they will no longer be selling ejiao.”