Brooke hosted the first ever cross-sector regional brick kiln advocacy event.
It's important that people interacting with equine animals have a sufficient level of knowledge, skill and confidence in executing safe and welfare-friendly handling and restraint techniques. We believe equine animals can and should be managed without fear, force or harmful punishment.
To make a lasting difference to future generations of animals, our veterinary teams work to strengthen existing healthcare infrastructures.
This Policy exists to ensure that anyone representing Brooke demonstrates good practice in relation to animal welfare, and conducts themselves in a manner commensurate with their role as ambassadors for the organisation and animal welfare advocates.
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.
We work closely with policy makers and civil society organisations at global and national levels. We arm them with the evidence, knowledge and technical support they need to improve the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules.
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.
On 14 May 2014 Brooke held its first policy report launch for 'Invisible Helpers', which presents the findings from the Voices from Women research project conducted in Ethiopia, Kenya, India and Pakistan.
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.