Dressage rider Alice Oppenheimer will run the London Marathon next April in aid of Brooke, to raise awareness of working horses and donkeys around the world.
To mark World Animal Day this year (4 Oct), Brooke will be raising awareness of an issue affecting donkey numbers across the world. Following a recent prediction that donkeys in Kenya could be effectively wiped out by 2023, new research now also shows how the trade of skins is having a detrimental effect on the families in Kenya who rely on these animals to support their lives.
John Yates from Plaistow is walking approximately 300 miles from Chester to his home whilst pulling a custom-made cart in aid of Brooke. The challenge started on 28 September.
Star of Dragon’s Den Deborah Meaden, ‘The Horse Photographer’ Matthew Seed and Olympic eventing rider Gemma Tattersall have judged and selected the winners of Brooke’s inaugural Photo Competition after the charity received hundreds of entries from across the UK.
Leading animal welfare charities including Brooke have been providing hands on training for government officials from across the Americas on horse, donkey and mule welfare as part of an international seminar on working and farm animals.
Brooke India provided treatment and relief to almost 1400 working equines and their owners in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat following devastating floods and landslides during July and August.
Thomson Reuters Foundation today published an article highlighting how the trade is affecting donkey owners, and how slaughterhouse staff had acted aggressively towards the reporter and her driver.
Brooke Central America has been working with the Nicaraguan government ministry responsible for disaster preparedness (SINAPRED), to promote the importance of addressing livestock needs in emergency response, and the use of the Livestock in Emergencies Guidelines (LEGS) as a key means to do this.
Brooke has gained accreditation as an observer to the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) of the UN Environmental Programme, giving the charity a key opportunity to participate in and influence the UN Environment’s governing bodies and place working equids on the agenda.
Cheshire-based art personality Adam Partridge, best known for his numerous appearances on shows including Flog It!, Bargain Hunt and Dickinson’s Real Deal will be auctioneer at Brooke’s first ever art exhibition and auction at Cheshire Military Museum this September.