A beauty product containing donkeys has been removed from TK Maxx stores in the UK.
The product, called Elizavecca Donkey Creamy Cleansing Melting Cream, lists ‘donkey oil’ as one of the ingredients.
TK Maxx decided to remove the product after the charity Brooke, Action for Working Horses and Donkeys highlighted to the store the welfare issues behind donkey products.
Donkeys throughout the world, especially Africa, are being stolen and often killed in cruel and brutal ways to make products like these that are being sold in the UK. Around 400 donkeys in Kenya alone are being killed every day.
A spokesperson for TK Maxx said: “We appreciate that this issue was brought to our attention. We take matters of this nature seriously and have instructed our stores to remove this product from sale.
“A typical store receives several deliveries a week with each delivery containing thousands of items, so the occasional error may occur but we always act quickly to put things right.”
Brooke is tackling the theft of donkeys in the most affected communities, and working to tackle the wider issues at a government level on a country-by-country basis.
To support Brooke, go to www.thebrooke.org/missing