Brooke is calling for a ban on the trade of donkey skins in Kenya and a crackdown on cross border smuggling of donkeys into Kenya for their skins. This follows an increase in the slaughter of donkeys and an outbreak of disease thought to be linked to the trade.
Brooke is attending the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, 9 - 19 July 2019
In April 2019, Patron Alastair Stewart travelled to Senegal to see Brooke’s vital work around the country. He was joined by CEO Petra Ingram and Brooke West Africa Regional Representative Emmanuel Sarr.
In May 2019 Brooke participated in the 87th World Assembly of Delegates of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). The event saw a launch of new standards for parveterinary training that Brooke has helped shape.
A grant of £90,000 from the Elise Pilkington Charitable Trust will enable Brooke to make sustainable change to the lives of an estimated 350,000 working horses, donkeys and mules across 68 equine fairs in India over the next three years.
Charlotte Dujardin is supporting Brooke’s second annual Hack to Remember Day on Sunday 7 July, which urges riders across the UK to come together on the same day, donate and hack out in memory of horses, donkeys and mules of the past.
On World Donkey Day, the International Coalition for Working Equids (ICWE) welcomed the World Organisation for Animal Health’s (OIE) 3 May statement calling for better implementation of OIE standards to help protect the welfare of donkeys – and the people who rely on them - which are currently at risk due to the global trade in donkey skins, especially in Africa.
National disaster response plans in Guatemala will now include protocol for the care of animals thanks to an idea formulated by Brooke’s partner, ESAP.
Brooke has enlisted ‘Dragons’ Den’ star Deborah Meaden, equestrian Gemma Tattersall and photographer Matthew Seed to judge a brand new photography competition for 2019.
A survey has found that almost a quarter of pet owners in the UK have gone overdue on their animals' regular vaccinations.