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The donkey could become an endangered species in Nigeria

A member of parliament is pushing for a law to save the remaining donkeys.

The donkey could soon become an endangered species in northern Nigeria.

Hundreds are sold for slaughter in rural markets every week as the demand for their meat and hides grows.

One MP is pushing for a new law to protect the remaining stock.

 

Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from Dandin Mahe.