Our E Jiao comes from Chinese farms so it is my belief that we are not contributing to the horrendous situation originating from the cosmetic industry. There are some efforts to get E Jiao banned from import. Very soon we are going to see a transition to cattle hide in many Chinese products. This probably was the original “e jiao”. The vegetarians won’t be any happier but the donkey trade is really horrible. Here you can read about the problem on the Guardian web site.