On 23 September, Brooke West Africa (BWA) held a workshop with government officials in Dakar, Senegal, to highlight a local bylaw protecting the city’s many carriages pulled by horses and donkeys, and to lobby local authorities on the importance of ensuring its enforcement.
A Brooke-funded project aimed at improving the welfare of horses used in Indigenous Horse Riding in South Africa has led to the activity becoming a fully-regulated national sport, with welfare standards and rules recognised by the South African Equine Federation.
Brooke has appointed Chris Wainwright as its new Chief Executive.
This summer, TV broadcaster and long-time Brooke supporter Jan Leeming is urging the public to show off their gardens and home produce to help working horses, donkeys and mules and the families who depend on them for their livelihoods.
Millions of animal mad Brits are getting so close to their pets that they are treating them just like humans, a survey by Brooke has shown.
Brooke and The Worshipful Company of Farriers (WCF) have announced today that they will work together on the charity’s Global Farriery Project.
Brooke has launched a brand new TV advert to coincide with its Covid-19 Emergency Appeal. Created during the UK lockdown, the ad is made up of entirely pre-existing footage and is voiced by a Brooke employee.
Brooke is urging supporters to pick up their pens and paint brushes and take part in a brand new art competition, with the chance to have their winning designs sold as greeting cards on Brooke Shop later this year.
Petra Ingram, Chief Executive of Brooke Action for Working Horses and Donkeys has been appointed Chief Executive at HorseWorld Trust. She will begin a phased transition to her new role at the beginning of May, leaving Brooke at the end of August 2020.
Around the world, a lack of vets and other animal health workers is leading to the deaths of countless animals and the increased risk of diseases that transmit from animals to humans. To mark World Vet Day 2020 on 25 April, Brooke is calling for a worldwide investment in vets and animal health workers.