To help governments implement the OIE standards, technical experts from Brooke Action for Working Horses and Donkeys, The Donkey Sanctuary, The Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA) and World Horse Welfare will have a joint poster displayed at the 4th OIE Global Conference on Animal Welfare in Mexico.
For the first time, the contributions of working livestock including horses, donkeys and mules to food security and nutrition, has been officially recognised by the UN in livestock recommendations formally endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) on Monday 17 October 2016 in Rome.
In Ethiopia’s Halaba district, painful and unnecessary wounds caused by ill-fitting or poorly designed bits are common in the gharry horses. These horses pull gharries - carts or carriages used to transport people or goods.
In January 2016, animal health centres in Kofele Woreda, Ethiopia were destroyed during local protests. With the help of Brooke staff, the local community and government, animal health care services are resuming.
Equine fairs provide Brooke with an opportunity to learn more about the communities that attend them. One project of in the field research took Dr Dinesh Mohite from Brooke India to Argentina to present the team's findings.
The First International Conference on Human Behaviour Change for Animal Welfare took place last week in Dorking, Surrey and Brooke staff were there to share their expertise.
To mark World Humanitarian Day our country representative from Senegal, Elizabeth Coates, writes about the contributions of horses, donkeys and mules to humanitarian and relief work.
In a huge milestone for Brooke’s global animal welfare and advocacy work, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has for the first time announced a set of welfare standards for working horses, donkey and mules.
On Sunday 23 April our eight London Marathon runners took on the 26.2 mile circuit around the capital to raise over £14,000 between them for working horses, donkeys and mules. One of our runners, Caroline Robinson, has written about her experience.