Moyale Residents Warned Against Feeding Donkeys Bhang For Increased Performance

Moyale, a town in northern Kenya, has recently been the center of controversy following reports that local youth have been feeding donkeys a drug known as “bangi,” a local term for marijuana. This behavior has raised concerns among animal welfare activists and the government.

According to eyewitnesses, some young people in Moyale have been feeding donkeys the drug as a form of entertainment. They reportedly observe the animals’ behavior after consuming the drug, finding it amusing to watch them become more relaxed and less responsive.

The government has condemned this practice, stating that it is not only illegal but also cruel to the animals. In a statement, the Moyale District Commissioner called on local leaders to take action against the practice and educate young people on the importance of treating animals with respect and care.

Animal welfare activists have also spoken out against the practice, noting that feeding donkeys marijuana can have harmful effects on their health. The drug can cause respiratory problems, confusion, and even death in some cases.

Some local residents have expressed concern that the practice could tarnish the town’s image and discourage tourism, which is an important source of income for the region. Moyale is located on the border between Kenya and Ethiopia and is a popular destination for travelers exploring the region’s cultural and natural attractions.

The incident has sparked a broader conversation about drug use among young people in the region and the need for more education and support to prevent substance abuse. In recent years, drug abuse has become a growing concern in many parts of Kenya, particularly among young people.

The government has promised to take action to address the issue, including cracking down on drug trafficking and providing more resources for drug education and rehabilitation programs. However, some critics have argued that more needs to be done to address the root causes of drug abuse, such as poverty and lack of opportunities for young people.

As the controversy continues to unfold, many are calling for a more comprehensive approach to addressing drug abuse and animal welfare issues in the region. Only through education, awareness, and community engagement can we hope to create a safer and more compassionate society for all.