Our mission and vision
The Brooke is determined to do whatever it takes to ensure that the right elements are in place for working horses, donkeys and mules to be healthy and happy in the long-term.
The Brooke works directly and through partners to do whatever will most improve the welfare* of working horses, donkeys and mules through the alleviation of existing suffering and the development of equine welfare practices and facilities to prevent and reduce suffering in the future.
The Brooke's vision is of a world in which working horses, donkeys and mules are free from suffering.
The Brooke delivers practical programmes and provides support, advice, funding and infrastructure to its global network of employees, partners and supporters to make that vision a reality.
Hosted by BBC Radio presenter John Waite, hear chief executive Petra Ingram and senior Brooke staff - Farooq Malik chief executive of the Brooke in Pakistan, Fred Ochieng from KENDAT, a Brooke partner in Kenya and Danilo Rodriguez, regional coordinator in Latin America - talk about our vital international work in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
*Good equine welfare implies both fitness and a sense of well-being and is defined by the Five Freedoms (issued by the Farm Animal Welfare Council in December 1979): its components are freedom from hunger, thirst, discomfort, pain, injury, disease, fear, distress and freedom to express normal behaviour.