The steps taken by humanity to meet its endless need for consumption are often more than what nature offers. with extinctionconcludes. An example is going on in Mexico; The population of Mexican donkeys, which has been the ‘mascot’ of the country for years, is decreasing.
A theme park was created to prevent this situation and to remind the place of donkeys in Mexican culture. ‘Burrolandia’
This theme park, named , features donkeys rescued from slaughterhouses or places where they live in bad conditions. In addition to meeting donkeys, visitors can learn about donkeys with stories about what donkeys mean in Mexican culture and history. The theme park also has entertaining exhibition areas suitable for the donkey concept.
The intense demand for ‘donkey skins’ in China reduces the population of donkeys:
Raul Flores, director of Burrolandia, “In the 90’s there was a population of about 1.5 million, but today about 300 thousand donkeys estimated to be”, drawing attention to the sharp decline in the donkey population over the years. It is known that there are different reasons for the great decline in the donkey population, but the most important reason is The ever-increasing demand for ‘donkeyskin’ in China.
Donkey skins, a type of gelatin native to China used to make ejiao. With the increase in interest in ejiao, which is used in beauty products and alternative medicine products, in recent years, there has been a great decrease in the donkey population in China. This has pushed manufacturers in China to buy donkeys from places like Africa and South America. As a result, after the donkey population in China, now the donkey population in Mexico has decreased.
In addition, this intense interest in donkeys, ‘ to stealing donkeys. Unfortunately, no serious steps have been taken to prevent this situation. Burrolandia’s opening goal is to remind Mexico that donkeys are part of their culture and that they must protect them.