Claims from slaughterhouse owners that donkey farms are the solution to dwindling donkey population numbers ignore the complexity of donkey welfare needs, says Samuel Theuri, Advocacy and Innovations Officer at Brooke
This year’s Brooke Christmas campaign will celebrate the small acts of kindness which have seen us all through this difficult year. Although the festive season is set to be a little different this year, we’re lining up a bumper range of activities to help us stay connected.
Brooke has appointed Kirsty Hayes as its new Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Yorkshire-based writer and entrepreneur Hannah Russell has released a new hoodie featuring a donkey on the front in aid of Brooke.
Charity founder Dorothy Brooke was honoured on Thursday 15 October with a Blue Plaque in Salisbury, where she lived with her husband British cavalry officer Brigadier Geoffrey Brooke from 1939-1955.
Brooke teamed up with The Progress Film Company and Visualise to shoot a 360° VR film following a young couple living and working in a Pakistan brick kiln. Here, Progress's Matt Hopkins shares his experience.
Brooke’s popular 360° VR film following a young couple living and working at a Pakistan brick kiln is now available to watch on YouTube for the first time, after a string of appearances at events including the World Equestrian Games, the London Olympia Horse Show, and Supporter Day.
Brick kilns are some of the most extreme working environments on earth. Uneven terrain, high temperatures and long hours also make them some of the most dangerous. Thanks to 360 filming technology, we can now give our supporters a small insight into what it’s like to be a family living and working in these conditions.
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.
Brooke is calling for applications for a fully funded doctoral studentship on ‘Burden of Animal Diseases of Working Equids’, developed in partnership with the University of Liverpool and part of the Global Burden of Animal Disease programme.