Brooke is attending the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) to highlight the vital contribution of working horses, donkeys and mules to food security
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To mark World Animal Day this year (4 Oct), Brooke will be raising awareness of an issue affecting donkey numbers across the world. Following a recent prediction that donkeys in Kenya could be effectively wiped out by 2023, new research now also shows how the trade of skins is having a detrimental effect on the families in Kenya who rely on these animals to support their lives.
Leading animal welfare charities including Brooke have been providing hands on training for government officials from across the Americas on horse, donkey and mule welfare as part of an international seminar on working and farm animals.
Brooke India provided treatment and relief to almost 1400 working equines and their owners in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat following devastating floods and landslides during July and August.
Thomson Reuters Foundation today published an article highlighting how the trade is affecting donkey owners, and how slaughterhouse staff had acted aggressively towards the reporter and her driver.
Brooke Central America has been working with the Nicaraguan government ministry responsible for disaster preparedness (SINAPRED), to promote the importance of addressing livestock needs in emergency response, and the use of the Livestock in Emergencies Guidelines (LEGS) as a key means to do this.
Brooke has gained accreditation as an observer to the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) of the UN Environmental Programme, giving the charity a key opportunity to participate in and influence the UN Environment’s governing bodies and place working equids on the agenda.
Brooke has launched a new global project to ensure that working animals receive better handling and, as a result, experience improved welfare in the long term.
Brooke was thrilled to be a charity partner at the Longines Global Champions Tour in London over the weekend of 2-4 August.
Brooke has been nominated as Charity of the Year (with an income over £10 million) at this year’s Charity Times Awards, taking place in London on 2 October.