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Fifteen teenagers get rabies after raping donkey

Fifteen youngsters developed an ‘admiration’ for a donkey spent a week in a  hospital after catching a highly-contagious disease from the beast.

The fifteen teenagers had to be treated for rabies after reportedly gang-raping an infected local donkey.

According to the newspaper, the youngsters, from Sidi Al Kamel spent a week in hospital being treated after the animal transmitted the disease to them.

According to the newspaper, the shocking incident left the families of the youngsters “in distress and horror.”

Authorities also claimed that the actual number of infected people could be a lot higher as many families took their sons for treatment outside the immediate area to avoid shame.

Local authorities are now trying to find out who else had approached the donkey to “admire” it to limit the further possibility of the disease spreading.

The occurrence not only became the subject of mockery and ridicule among the population of the small town but also one of fear and shame for families who had their children vaccinated in case they had been close to the animal.

Local authorities ordered the owner of the animal to slaughter it to avoid further risk of spreading disease.

 

OMG!! Asaram Bapu now calls himself a donkey

The 76-year old self-declared saint is accused of raping a teen girl at his ashram in Jodhpur in 2013.
Days after figuring in Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad’s list of fake saint, self-proclaimed godman Asaram Bapu now described himself as a donkey. The ‘fake’ religious guru’s reaction came while he was speaking to reporters, outside a court after his latest hearing. With a journalist being curious to know the category where Asaram sees himself, the infuriated sadhu replied, “the category of donkeys.”

The 76-year old self-declared saint is accused of raping a teen girl at his ashram in Jodhpur in 2013. Despite seven attempts to plead for a bail, the court has always turned down his request and Asaram had been in jail since 2013.

Last week, Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, the apex body of saints and sadhu’s in India released a list of ‘fake babas’ thereby warning devotees to avoid consulting them in any religious or spiritual matter. The Akhara consists of 14 groups across the country. Also on the list of ‘fake sadhu’ were Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Raadhe Maa, Swami Aseemanand, Nirmal Baba and Rampal. These self-anointed gurus and bapus who, riding on their mass popularity, financial strength and political connections, have become leaders of various cults. They have been called out by the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) as “charlatans who have brought disrepute to sadhus and sanyasis”.

The Parishad’s president Swami Narendra Giri said: “We appeal to the common people to beware of such charlatans who belong to no tradition and by their questionable acts, bring disrepute to sadhus and sanyasis… As per the Hindu way of life, only followers of the age-old tradition of Sanyasi, Nath, Vaishnav, Shaiv, Udasin, Nirmal and Guru Nanak sects are saints.” Apart from these, no self-proclaimed godman or godwoman should be considered a saint as they are neither part of any akhara, nor ordained.”

China buying up all the world’s donkeys; the reason will shock you

Apart from the entire world’s matters China is up to a new quest nowadays. And this quest could be really very offensive for all the animal lovers round the world. China’s new quest is to buy up global supply of donkeys. They are buying up donkeys all around the world so that they can kill the animals for their own welfare and it is halted by African nations. Donkey hide is used to make Chinese remedy ejiao, believed to improve blood circulation.

A number of African countries have banned China from buying their donkeys, saying demand for the four-legged creatures has become unsustainable. Niger announced a ban on the export of donkeys this month after trade of the animals increased by three times in the last year, mainly to Asian countries.

Burkina Faso has also put a stop to the export of donkey skins, which are boiled to produce gelatin, a key ingredient in the traditional Chinese remedy ejiao – believed to improve blood circulation and cure conditions including dizziness, irregular menstruation and insomnia.
The number of donkeys in China has fallen from 11 million to six million since the 1990s, according to CNN. Atte Issa, a Niger government official, told the BBC that around 80,000 donkeys had been exported from the landlocked

African country this year compared to 27,000 last year.

“If the export continues the animals will be decimated,” he said.

The average price of a donkey has also increased by around three-fold, according to the broadcaster, and some livestock sellers are switching to donkey breeding as their trade has become so profitable.

“Ejiao is quite a popular ingredient in China that people may self-prescribe,” Chinese medicine expert Mazin Al-Khafaji told The Independent. “But there is a shortage, and there are fakes around as it’s very expensive.”

“It’s what we call a blood tonic, so it stops bleeding and strengthens the blood. It’s used for anemia or low blood cell count,” he said.

“It’s a hard gel, made from donkey hide, which is then dissolved in hot water or alcohol. It’s also used topically in a cream, for leg ulcers for instance.” In Burkina Faso, the country’s reserve of 1.4 million donkeys was being “over-exploited” by a boom in trade of their hides, mostly with China, the country’s public health director Adama Maiga told AFP. Mr Maiga said exports in hides had soared from 1,000 in the first quarter of 2015 to more than 18,000 in the last quarter.

Now all slaughter would have to be done in “officially recognized” abattoirs.

Two Chinese nationals have set up a donkey slaughterhouse in west Kenya, according to the Daily Nation.
The government approved the new abattoir, where around 100 donkeys could be killed a day and exported to China, in April, reported the Kenyan national newspaper. Earlier this year, Chinese ejaio expert Qin Yunfeng offered an alternative solution to China’s donkey shortage, according to The New York Times.

Mr Qin told a state news agency: “The government should support donkey breeders by offering subsidies to encourage more breeding.