5 January 2018

Brooke named voice of the equine sector

Brooke has been granted Specialized Consultative Status with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO).

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As the only equine charity with this status, Brooke will have an increased input to policy affecting working horses, donkeys and mules, championing the recognition of these valuable working animals at UN level.

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Brooke has worked with FAO since 2011, and the Organization has acknowledged Brooke’s research, such as our Invisible Helpers report. With this new status however, Brooke is now a formally recognised partner, making our voice on working animals in UN agricultural and food security policy stronger. This is a new way for us to put animal welfare on the global policy agenda.

In 2018 and beyond, Brooke is looking forward to working more directly with the FAO in an official capacity, attending key meetings and conferences as experts on working horses, donkeys and mules, and submitting suggestions to the Director General on programmes and policies that directly affect the animals we work with and the communities which depend upon them.