India’s donkey population has fallen by 61% since 2012, according to a study by Brooke India investigating the hidden presence of the donkey skin trade in the region.
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.
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.
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.
Action for Animal Health have published an open letter calling on G20 leaders to invest in animal health to prevent future pandemics.
A petition signed by over 30,000 donkey owners was delivered to the Kenyan Government on Thursday 26 August, demanding a ban on the slaughter of donkeys for skin and meat, following this year’s reversal of the February 2020 ban.
Triple Olympic gold medallist and Brooke global ambassador Charlotte Dujardin's photo diary of her trip to India.
Brooke attended the G7 as part of the Civil Society 7, and used every opportunity to make sure country representatives were considering a One Health approach, recognising that human, animal and enivronmental health are inextricably linked
International animal welfare charities The Donkey Sanctuary and Brooke have reacted with dismay to a court decision in Kenya which will allow the resumption of donkey slaughter for their skins.
Brooke has launched an emergency appeal to support communities and working horses, donkeys and mules impacted by India’s devastating Covid-19 crisis.