China's Secret Donkey Horror Sold in San Francisco
For Immediate Release:
May 21, 2018
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
San Francisco – What: PETA supporters will shock shoppers and members of the community on Tuesday by waving sledgehammers in the air outside Huimin Herb in San Francisco to protest the shop’s decision to continue selling ejiao, a traditional Chinese “medicine” made from donkeys’ hides. The protest against the sale of ejiao is the fourth of many to take place across North America, including in New York; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Vancouver, British Columbia; and more.
When: Tuesday, May 22, 12 noon
Where: Huimin Herb, 1011 Taraval St., San Francisco
A PETA video exposé of the Chinese ejiao industry revealed that thousands of donkeys are kept in filthy, cramped concrete-floored pens and beaten when they reach the market. Their heads are then struck with sledgehammers, and their throats are slit before workers cut off their skin. The footage shows that some animals continued to breathe and move even after this horrific treatment.
“No one needs donkey skin except the animals who were born in it,” says PETA supporter James Hou. “PETA stands with protesters in calling for a ban on this vile product made from the hides of bludgeoned baby donkeys.”
A number of U.S.-based companies—including eBay and Walmart (and its Jet.com)—stopped selling ejiao after hearing from PETA, whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat or abuse in any other way.”
For more information, visit PETA.org.