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.
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.
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.
Papers presented at the sixth International Colloquium on Working Equids in Delhi in 2010.
As part of our guest lecture series, Brooke have been inviting leading figures within the animal welfare sector to come share their knowledge with Brooke. In this video Harry Eckman from Change for Animals Foundation and a Consultant for IFAW came to Brooke to talk about building animal welfare capacity in difficult situations.
We aim to share our work widely to encourage learning and stimulate debate on working equine welfare. We list our peer reviewed published papers with links to summaries or full texts wherever possible. A listing of our oral presentations at scientific conferences since 2012 is also provided.