The World Veterinary Association (WVA) and Brooke will collaborate to create the first ever global list of essential veterinary medicines for livestock.
Working horse and donkey charity Brooke is pleased to announce that it is now officially registered as a charity in Scotland.
Brooke Patron and broadcaster Alastair Stewart has hosted a round up of Brooke’s biggest highlights over the last 12 months, from the response to Covid-19 to the announcement of a ban on the commercial slaughter of donkeys in Kenya.
At the start of the year, equine vet Ben Portus planned to run what would be his fourth consecutive London Marathon in aid of Brooke, along with the Edinburgh Marathon and Cornwall’s Classic Quarter 44 mile Ultramarathon. Of course, by now we all know that Covid-19 had other plans.
Earlier this year, Brooke West Africa teamed up with its partner Inades-Formation Burkina to install a new borehole in the village of Silmiougou in Burkina Faso, providing clean drinking water to the community and their donkeys, plus three other surrounding villages.
When Covid-19 brought devastation across India in the spring, Brooke India quickly sprang into action devising plans to help vulnerable equine owning communities.
Saturday 5 December marks International Volunteer Day and here at Brooke we’re highlighting some of the amazing people and groups who have helped us through this difficult year.
Despite added challenges caused by the Covid-19 crisis, this year Brooke India has formed partnerships with a number of top veterinary universities and institutions.
Brooke is once again taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge from Tuesday 1 December to Tuesday 8 December. The UK’s biggest match-funding campaign will give supporters the opportunity to have their donations doubled during this time, with all proceeds going towards Brooke’s vital work in East Africa fighting the cruel trade in donkey skins.
Broadcaster Alastair Stewart will host Brooke’s first ever virtual Christmas quiz on Facebook Live and Zoom on Wednesday 16 December at 7.30pm.