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.
Our animal welfare policy describes the standard behaviours and actions that all Brooke employees - and those representing Brooke within partner organisations or as consultants - are expected to demonstrate to respect the needs and feelings of animals involved with any aspect of the our work.
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.
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.