An estimated 100 million working horses, donkeys and mules contribute to the livelihoods of many poor communities around the world. Yet, their contribution does not receive the same recognition as other livestock in policies and programmes. Furthermore, gaps in education and training of animal health practitioners and lack of awareness of good welfare practices amongst equine owners mean that all over the world equids suffer unnecessarily.
Famous equestrians including YouTuber This Esme and Brooke Ambassadors Charlotte Dujardin and Richard Waygood are supporting the return of Brooke’s MyHackathon fundraising challenge, running from March to October 2019.
Brooke is deeply concerned about donkeys in Africa being stolen and abused for their hides.
International animal welfare charity Brooke raised over £13,000 as official chosen charity at Olympia, The London International Horse Show in December 2018.
Bestselling Yorkshire children’s author Hannah Russell has been named as an Ambassador for working equine charity Brooke, with a specific focus on engaging young people between the ages of 8 and 25.
As official chosen charity of Olympia, The London International Horse Show, Brooke has enlisted the help of Alfie the Dinky Donkey this week to spread awareness of the charity throughout the show, which runs from 17-23 December.
Brooke CEO, Anthea Turner and equestrian stars lead Brooke Parade at Olympia
A new five-year, multi-agency project is set to study new ways to tackle the widespread and debilitating disease Epizootic Lymphangitis (EZL) that has a significant impact on horses, donkeys, mules and human livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa.
As this year’s official charity for Olympia, The London International Horse Show, Brooke Action for Working Horses and Donkeys will host activities and experiences including interactive video, talks and meet ups with mini horses and donkeys, from 17-23 December.
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall will attend the Brooke charity Christmas Carol Service on Wednesday 12 December at Guards’ Chapel, the spiritual home of the Household Division.