The Big Give 2019

Brooke's week-long matched-giving activity with The Big Give 2019 exceeded expectations and hit its target in under two days.

We hit our Big Give target of £20,000 in less than two days! Thank you for your generosity.  

The money raised will be spent on calling for a ban on the trade of donkey skins in Kenya.

Please note, the Big Give is unable to match any further donations.

You can still donate and help Brooke improve the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules across the developing world.

If you would like to make a regular gift to Brooke or make a general donation please visit our donation page.

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How The Big Give works

The Big Give selects Brooke to participate in its Christmas Challenge. Every eligible donation is matched until the target is reached, making your gift go twice as far. Your donation goes to our work to help end the trade of donkey skins in Kenya.

Donkeys are dying

Up to 1,000 donkeys in Kenya are being slaughtered for their skins every day. Many are stolen from their owners, have their skin torn from their bodies and are left to die in the street or bush. This shocking situation is happening as a result of demand from China for ‘ejiao’, the gelatine found under donkey skin, which is used in traditional medicine and beauty products. This is having a devastating effect on both families, who are losing a significant member of their family, as well as the donkey population in Kenya and neighbouring countries. This must stop.

Research by the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Institute has predicted that if the trend of slow population growth and increasing slaughter continues, donkeys in Kenya could be wiped out by 2023 so we must act now.

What Brooke is doing

Brooke is calling for a ban on the trade of donkey skins from Kenya and a crackdown on cross-border smuggling of donkeys into Kenya for their skins. 

What you can do

Help Brooke end the donkey skin trade in Kenya and donate today. 

Want to make a regular monthly donation?

If you would like to make a regular gift to Brooke or make a general donation which will not be doubled please visit our donation page.

Two donkeys in Senegal