Chinese Donkey Abattoir Petitions PM’s Office

“When we opened the abattoir, nobody told us not to do it”

Chinese donkey abattoir in Ethiopia to file lawsuit against the gov't
A controversial Chinese donkey abattoir in Ethiopia, Shandong Dong Group, is awaiting a response from the Office of the Prime Minister for unfair closure of their donkey slaughterhouse. It is also considering to take the case to international court.


The controversial Shandong Dong Group, a Chinese donkey abattoir, based in Bishoftu (DebreZeit) of Oromia Regional State, is awaiting a response to the compliant it lodged with the Office of the Prime Minister a couple of months ago with regard to what they claimed to be unfair closure of their donkey slaughterhouse.

It has been five months since the company stopped slaughtering donkeys following an order of business termination from the then mayor of the town, Dadi Wodajo.

After the closure of its slaughterhouse, however, the company has managed to export 75 tons of donkey meat to China. The export was of meat that had been slaughtered prior to the ban, which came on the heels of a social media campaign against the abattoir and its operations.

In a letter to the PM Office, the investors pleaded for re-opening of the slaughterhouse.

“When we opened the abattoir, nobody told us not to do it,” according to the letter.

“I hope you could help us re-open our donkey abattoir, and make for a good investment environment,” adds the letter.

This slaughterhouse by Chinese investors was said to be offensive to the sensibilities of people who live near the facility, eventually leading to its closure.

The company is said to have invested close to USD eight million in three years.

Shandong obtained its investment license in 2014 from the then Ethiopian Investment Agency with a registered capital of 62.6 million birr.

The slaughterhouse rested on a 15, 000 sq.m. of land. It had a capacity to slaughter 200 donkeys per day. It has also created job opportunities for 100 local villagers.

The company used to source inputs from Adama, Modjo, Meqi, Dukem, Ziway as well as Addis Ababa.

Mesfin Temesgen and his friends are one of the suppliers of the company.

“We have now around 100 donkeys waiting to be supplied to the company,” he said. However, because of the ban, we could not sell them, he added.

19 thoughts on “Chinese Donkey Abattoir Petitions PM’s Office

  1. Here they come, another investor threatening the good for nothing administration of woyane with a lawsuit in the Hague. The investor is doing what is right in front of the law. They exhaust all avenues to get an explanation for the closure of their business. Whatever answer they get in writing will be used against the good-for-nothing government of woyane in the international court. This is going to be the third lawsuit in recent memory following Malaysian Petronas for its Ogaden business and Israel Chamicals (ICL) for its potash investments. The Chinese are now for their Donkey meat investment.

    This trend will not stop there. Most Arab and Western investors in the country are increasingly getting nervous for the continued instability in the country and that is affecting greatly their ability to work peacefully and earn profit. Signs are, their investment would end up ransacked or burned to the ground unless the ethnic based violence gets a lasting solution. If that was the case, the number of investors suing the regime will grow in numbers soon.

  2. ኤህ፡ ደም ድኣ ብልዑ እንዳ ወያነስ።
    ኣንታ እንታይ መርገሙ’ዩ ጎረቤት እዚኦም ኮይንካ ምፍጣር? ኣቤሎ እቲ ነውሪ ኢልካስ ኣእዱግን ኣናጹን ምሻጥሲ እክክክክክክክ። ትፎእእእእ። ረስሓት ከማኹም የለን ጥራይ ዘይኮነ ድሕሪ ሕጂ’ውን ከምኡ ክፍጠር ኣይክእልን እዩ። በሉስኪ፡ ካብ ኣእዱግ ዋላ ልሙድ ኣይኹን ዓጋዜን፥ ካብ ኣናጹ ድማ መናቲለ እንተዝሸጡስ እንታይ ነውሪ ኔርዎ። ግንክኣ መን ክፋእ ክሰርሓሎም። ሓቆም’ዮም።

    1. LOL … “ረስሓት ከማኹም የለን ጥራይ ዘይኮነ ድሕሪ ሕጂ’ውን ከምኡ ክፍጠር ኣይክእልን እዩ። “ — How true!!

  3. The Chinese knowing Woyane hate of Oromo and Amhara ethnic grpups, probably applied a business license as … A Slaughter House in Bishoftu (DebreZeit) of Oromia without mentioning who was going to be slaughtered.

    1. What makes this reporting interesting is that we know the slaughter house still operational. They even reported about it a few month ago. Is it possible the TPLFites are operating the business without an official license and the Chinese are fighting back to make it official? Remember, we know TPLFites are funneling their money to China like there is no tomorrow, so running a big business like this under table would be ideal to fast tack their money laundering operation. Either way TPLFites are doing something fishy — as usual

  4. It reminds me of public outcry after someone was caught selling horse meant as beef (for months or years) in Europe. Is it a surprise if some of the donkey’s meat find its way in the kitchen of some families in Ethiopia?

    It just shows again that from the get-go the intention of the now dying TPLF/WOYANE was never to serve society; but to sever them including by violating rich culture,breaking taboos and igniting chaos.

        1. Eritreans on Monday will hold a prayer service for the Abuna locked away for years, may the lord protect him his holy. All peace loving people should join.

          1. LOL … how did you divert the discussion to religion??
            Were you salivating from Donkey Kitfo or …
            … @forto sawa was right when he said “The three donkeys remind me of the sellassies”

  5. ሕጂ ግርም ተገልቢጡኒ በሉ ረኺብክምዋ ዕድመ ንፌስ ቡክ ሶሻል ሚድያ በታ ትፍንዋ ሕማቕ ዘረባን መልእኽትን እቲ ህዝቢ ትግራይ ምስ ኤርትራ የሕዋት ኢና ተመሳሳሊ ቃንቃን ባህልን ኣለና ክብል ጸኒሑ ክሳብ ቀረባ ጊዜ ኣብዚ ሕጂ ዝተዓዘብክዎ ግን እቲ ነገር ተቐይሩ ሓማሴን ዝብል ቃል ከም ሰይጣን ጸላኢ ክቑጸር ጀሚሩ ኣሎ።ቡዙሓት ሰባት ኣዛሪበ ብፍላይ ዝተምሃሩ ሰባትን መናእሰያት ኤርትራ ሪኦምዋ ዘይፈልጡ ሓማሴን ትብል ቃል ከም ደመኛ ጸላኢ ተገይራ ትውሰድ ጀሚራ ኣላ።for every action there is equall opposite reaction. ከምዝመስለኒ ናይ ሓማሴን ሽም ክጽላእ ካብ ዝገብሩ ኩነታት ክጠቕስ ።
    1።ዌብ ሳይታት ከም በዓል ተስፍ ኒውስ ን መስከረም ኔት ማዶት ኣብ ህዝቢ ጽላኣት መሰረት ዝገበረ ጸብጻብ ።
    2።ብፋላይ መናእሰይ ብሞባይል ክረኽብዎ ዝኽእሉ ኣብ ፌስ ቡክ ከም ሃገራዊ ድሕነትን i am not habesha,eritrea for eritreans,wedi sewura ወዘተ ዝበሃላ ገጻት እቲ ጽላኣት እናጋሃሃሮኦ ይርከባ።
    3።ቅድም ክብል ካብ ኢ/ያ ዝተሰጉ ኤርትራውያን ኣብ ማሕበራዊ ሚድያታት ብሪኢቶ ውይ ኮመንት ዝጽሕፍዎም ጽሑፋት ኣብ ጽልኢ መሰረት ዝገበረ እዩ።ኣብ ተስፋ ኒውስን ሃገራዊ ድሕነት ዘለው ኮመንት ወሃብቲ ዳርጋ 90 ፐርሰንት ኣምቼ ወይ ከዓ ኣብ ኢ/ያ ዝነብሩ ዝነበሩ እዮም።

  6. ኣድጊ ትምርቒ’ዶ ትረግሚ
    እንተለኺ ትጻዓኒ ተገልግሊ
    እንተ ሞትኪ ኣብ ጠቕሚ ትውዕሊ

    ‘ቲ ቆርበትኪ ተሸይጡ ብባሕሪ
    ‘ቲ ስጋኺ ትቐልዩ ብጠስሚ
    ሃየ ድኣ ሕጅስ ስም ቀይሪ

    ካብ ጀመርኪ
    ማዕረ ጠለ-በጊዕ ክትቁጸሪ
    ከም ደርሆ ብዕራይ ክትክሸኒ
    ብዶላር ብየን ክትሽነኒ
    ግደፍዮ ምህላል እልል በሊ

    ንወያነ ትግራይ ኣመስግኒ
    ዘይግድሶ ኢትዮጵያዊ ባህሊ
    ክሓርደኪ ዘይቀርእ ዘይጽሊ
    ዘልዚልኲ ዶላራት ክኣሪ

    1. ~
      በዛ ቤት ወይ ህጡበ-ግጥሚ (stanza) ኣፈሲህካኒ ኣለኻ።

      ንወያነ ትግራይ ኣመስግኒ
      ዘይግድሶ ኢትዮጵያዊ ባህሊ
      ክሓርደኪ ዘይቀርእ ዘይጽሊ
      ዘልዚልኲ ዶላራት ክኣሪ

      ን”ኒ”፣ “ሊ”፣ “ሊ” ፣ ብ “ሪ” ተጠሚርካዮም ኣለኻ።

      ዝዀነ ኰይኑ – – – – ዕቃበ ግን ኣለኒ፤ ስለኡ ሃናጺ ነቐፊታይ እነሀልካ።

      ካብ’ቶም ንግጥምታትካ ዝከታተሉ ሓዲኦም ከምዃን፣ ካብ ነዊሕ ግዜ ጀሚረ፣ ንኣበርክቶታትካ ብኣንክሮ አንብበልካ’የ፣ ሳሕቲ ደኣ ኰይኑ’ምበር ሃናጺ ርእይቶታተይ ወስ ኣቢለልካ’ውን ኔረ።

      ብውሑዳት ገጠምቲ ቅልቅል እናለ መሊሱ ዝስወር፣ እስኻ ግዳስ ከይተሻድኖ ዘሰክፈኒ “ሓውሲ ቅዶት” (~ slant rhyme) ኣጋጥማ፣ ነቲ ረምታ (rhythm) ግጥመ- ትግርኛ ይሑልክሶ ምዃኑ ኣስተውዕለሉ ደኣ፣ ኣብ ውሱን ኵነታተ መዋጥር (ነቲ መልእኽትካ ኣብ ምጥርናፉን ምእሳሩን ኣዝዩ መሐርበቲ ኣብ ዝዀነሉ እዋናት።) ብሓውሲ ቅዶት (~ slant rhyme) ምዝዛም ሓጢያት የብሉን።

      ንነብሶም ከም ክኢላ ዝሰርዕዋ ብዙሓት ተልመዴን፣ ብመረብረቢ ቅዶተ-ግጥጥም ማለት ርምታታት “ለ” “ለ” ወይ “ኒ” “ኒ” ወዘተ.፤ እቶም ዝገልጠሙ[*1] ከኣ ብኣሰር- ኣልቦ (~ forced rhyme) ገሮም ብ”ግጥምታቶም” ካብ ምስልቻውና ሓሊፎም የትክኹና’ዮም።

      ናትካስ ኢደ ኣግሪ ዘለዎንን እዋናውያትን ዘወናውናንና’ያተን’ሞ በዚ ሓርኳትነትካ ተጻዋራይ ነቐፊታ ኣነተ ዄንካ ድማ፣ ህይወት ወድ ሰብ ንመዋእልካ ብቀጻሊ ምህሮ’ንዲዩ፣ እስከ ግዜ ከክተርክብ ነዘን ዝሰዕባ መናጠሪታት (links) ሃሰውሰው በለን።
      ፩ይ –
      ([*1]ኣብነት ግጥሚ ገልጣማት ካብ’ዛ መንጠሪት።)
      I like kittens. I think they’re silly.
      I have a brother. His name is Billy.

      ፪ይ –
      ፫ይ –

      ሓደራ፡ ተዓዛብይ ዘበለ ኹሉ በቲ ዝዛተየሉ ወይን ነቐፌትኡ ዘቕርበሉ ዘሎ ጉዳይ፣ ግድን ክኢላ በዓል ምያ እቲ ኣርእስተ-ነገር ክኸውን ግድን ኣይኰነን።

      1. ዝኸበርካ ነበልባል፣
        ሰላም! ስለ’ቲ ሃናጺ/ኣራሚ ነቐፌታኻ ግዜኻ ኣጥፊእካ ዝሃብካኒ ካብ ልቢ የመስግነካ። እንተ ድኣ ብጉቡእ ተረዲአካ ሃልየ፣ ኣብ ግብሪ ከውዕሎ ድማ ክጽዕር እየ። ኮይኑ ግን ትግርኛኻ ቁሩብ ዓጺቑኒ።

        ሓደ ነገር ግን ከራጋግጸልካ እደሊ፣ ንነብሰይ ከም ገጣማይ ከም ዘይፈልጣ። ሓሲበ’ውን ኣይፈልጥን። ብርግጽ’ውን ኣይኮንኩን። ከም’ቲ ኩሉ ዝሓንጠጠ ጽሓፋይ ክኸውን ዘይክእል ኩሉ ክገጥም ዝፈተን’ውን ገጣማይ ክባሃል ኣይክእልን እዩ። መዐቀንን መስፈርን ስለ ዘለዎ። ስለ ዝኾነ ኣነ ገጣማይ ኣይኮንኩን። ብኣጋጣሚ ሓሳባተይ ንምግላጽ ዝጀመርክዎ ተልመዴን እየ።

        ሓደ ጌጋ ዝገብሮ እንተሎ ግን ብዙሕ ግዜ ሂበ ኣይጽሕፈን እየ። ንገለ ካብ’ቶም ዝጸሓፍኩዎም ተመሊሰ ክርእዮም ከለኹ ድማ ብዙሕ ጌጋታት ቊልጭ ኢሎም ይረኣዩኒ። ግና ድሕሪ ማይ ናብ ባዓቲ እንዳኾነ (እዚ ድማ እቲ ሕጽረት ትምህርትን ተሞክሮን…ኣብ ቦታኡ ከሎ’ዩ)። ከም’ዚ ከማኻ ግዱስ ኣራሚ ክረክብ ከለኹ ድማ ኣብ ፈተነይ ከም ዝሕግዘኒ ኣኣምን። ሃናጺ መአረምታኻ ቀጽሎ።

        ብዝኾነ ቡቑዑን ጽፉፉን ስራሕ ኩሉ ግዜ ተውህቦ፣ ትምህርቲ፣ ጻዕሪ፣ ተሞክሮ፣ ምምባብ፣ ዓቕሊ ወዘተ ኣገዳሲ ምኳኑ ኩሉና ንኣምነሉ እዩ። ኣነ ድማ እዚ ኹሉ ይሓጽረኒ። ግና ክጽዕር ‘የ።

        Thanks again!

      2. Hello again Nebelbal bro.,
        I was able to open the link you provided me, and they are a golden gift. Thank you so much! I will try to read it, learn from it at my spare time.

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