The needs of working horses and donkeys in low-to-middle-income countries (LMICs) are being overlooked by governments, according to Brooke. Our research found that many countries are not gathering reliable data on equine populations, leaving them vulnerable to disease and at increased threat from the donkey skin trade.
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The Tanzanian government has announced a ten year ban on donkey slaughter following concerns about the country’s waning donkey population.
Brooke West Africa's Regional Representative Emmanuel Sarr recently visited an active slaughterhouse in Ghana. His findings present a harrowing picture for donkeys and their owners across West Africa.
Our planet, people and animals continue to face unprecedented challenges as we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic and an escalating climate emergency.
As 2021 draws to a close, our CEO Chris Wainwright reflects on Brooke's successes over the last 12 months.
A Christmas animation developed by Brooke has been launched to put a spotlight on the plight of working donkeys around the world. The animation, supported by TV star Pam St Clement depicts a paper donkey helping at the Christmas dinner table, and aims to remind people in the UK that working animals are not just a thing of the past.
Brooke Latin America and Caribbean's Ariel Morales discusses the growing impact of the skin trade on the region's donkey population.
All around the world, millions of people depend on working horses, donkeys and mules to help them earn a living and put food on the table for their families.
Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall has officially extended her Presidency of Brooke, Action for Working Horses and Donkeys. She has held the position since 2006.
Brooke is aware of the deteriorating security situation in Ethiopia and our thoughts are with all people and communities impacted at this very worrying time.