Nigeria Seizes… (You Gotta Be Kidding)

FILE- A man on a donkey moves past Government Science Secondary School where school children were kidnapped in Kankara, Nigeria, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Nigerian officials on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022 say they have seized thousands of donkey penises that were about to be exported to Hong Kong. Sacks of the donkey male genitals were seized at the international airport in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)

No, we’re not kidding. Nigerian officials have seized 16 sackloads of “donkey male genitals” slated for shipment to Hong Kong (https://apnews.com/article/oddities-hong-kong-global-trade-lagos-9aa1a8b599263c3620991571bf91b8fe).

Northern Nigeria is running short of work animals, so the government doesn’t want them killed off as ingredients for Chinese folk “medicine.” [That’s how “Peking Man” was discovered, by the way–as a fossil tooth waiting to be ground into powder by a Chinese apothecary.]

I mention it because we’re always being told how communism, especially Chinese communism, is “scientific.” This doesn’t sound like any kind of “science” to me. I think we can easily guess what ailment donkey-dongs are supposed to treat. If you can’t, I guess you don’t listen to much radio… right here in America.

It really is too bad that animals have to die for pseudo-science and quack remedies. And more’s the pity that it’s not just China.

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