We assess the welfare of horses, donkeys and mules using scientifically-validated welfare assessment techniques. Our findings are used to prioritise our interventions, evaluate the effectiveness of our programmes and engage with communities.
This manual is a guide to improving the welfare of working animals through collective action, while taking into account the context of different target populations in terms of welfare risks to working animals and the vulnerability of their owners’ livelihoods.
On 16 November 2015, international and national policy stakeholders, researchers and civil society organisations gathered in London for a Brooke-hosted policy conference highlighting the multiple contributions of livestock to livelihoods and national economies.
We organise policy events designed to bring the role of working equine animals to the attention of decision and policy makers.
Research is an integral part of our work. It underpins our programmatic and advocacy work and improves our activities. Through sharing our research, we also share our learning and increase understanding of the issues facing working equids and their owners in developing countries.
The Kenyan team has shared several pieces of work at international scientific conferences.
This report is part of our policy and research to increase knowledge of the links between working equine welfare and human welfare. It focuses on the economic contributions of working horses, mules and donkeys to household incomes and aims to highlight to policymakers that these animals are financially benefiting their owners.
The Brooke India programme includes an active research team, working on topics relating to service providers and community engagement, equine clinical issues and policy-related topics. They aim to share details of their programme’s work at both the national and international level.
In 2013 Brooke initiated the Voices from Women research project to explore the role of working horses, mules and donkeys in supporting the lives of women from the perspectives of the women themselves.