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Chinese Association lays charges over donkey killing comments on social media

Comments were made against the Chinese community after 'Carte Blanche' aired an insert on the donkey skin trade.

Picture: pixabay.com

JOHANNESBURG - The Chinese Association in Gauteng has laid crimen injuria charges of hate speech against individuals who made hateful comments against the Chinese community on social media regarding donkey killings.

Last month Carte Blanche aired an insert of the donkey skin trade, reporting that animals are being slaughtered for medicinal purposes.

The public responded to the TV programme's comment section on Facebook, with some describing Chinese people as disgusting and others threatening to kill their children.

The Chinese Association's Erwin Pon says the community is equally outraged by the latest animal abuse.

“It’s just becoming more and more [sic]. The Chinese community has said that enough is enough. It’s not okay to incite hateful comments or violence against the Chinese community in South Africa.”