7 December 2023

Brooke spreads message of hope in new Christmas animation

Brooke has today released its new Christmas animation for 2023, ‘The Christmas Wish List’. It aims to encourage animal lovers worldwide to spare a thought for working horses, donkeys and mules around the world in a lighthearted way. Brooke inspires welfare champions, strengthens bonds between people and animals, and brings hope to the lives of working donkeys, horses and mules. 

All animals deserve to feel safe and secure at Christmas, and Brooke’s one-minute animation demonstrates the importance of compassion and community in bringing long-lasting change. The animation features Dorothy, a girl writing her Christmas list with the help of Dinky Donkey, Harry the Horse and Molly the Mule. As Dorothy’s list progresses, including new shoes, snacks and a hairbrush, it is revealed that these presents are not for her, but the animals instead. All Dorothy really wants is for her friends to have what they need to be happy. 

Over 100 million horses, donkeys and mules around the world work hard to support the lives of 600 million people, including at Christmas. These animals face hardship everyday such as hunger and thirst, leading to broken bodies and hearts. This festive season, Brooke is providing long-term welfare solutions for them and the communities they support, inspiring hope for a brighter future. 

Jamie Whear, Media and Content Manager at Brooke, said:

“At Christmas, Brooke has the opportunity to get festive and fun, which an animation is perfect for. Our supporters love Dinky, Harry and Molly, and they’ve become an annual feature in our Christmas celebrations and materials. 

We hope the message is still clear though. Around the world, people’s beloved animals aren’t just companions - they’re part of people’s working lives too and they need our help.”

Learn more about how you can support working animals this Christmas at Brooke Shop, where you can buy virtual gifts such as first aid kits for owners, permanent water points for horses and donkeys, or training for a local vet.