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Collecting water during Kenya drought
7 April 2017

Below average rainfall has caused a drought in Kenya early 2017. On Friday 10 February 2017 the Government of Kenya declared the current drought a national disaster.

President of the congress receiving the animal welfare initiative
31 March 2017

After years of dedicated advocacy work by Brooke’s Guatemalan partners ESAP we are delighted to announce that a new animal welfare law has been passed by the country’s congress. 

VSF Suisse vet examining a horse during a baseline survey in a local market
31 March 2017

Brooke is pleased to announce that as part of our Innovation Fund we have launched a new partnership with Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Suisse (VSF) in South Sudan where we will be introducing the first equine welfare programme in the country.

Dr Naseer Darwish receives training in India
31 March 2017

Afghanistan is a challenging location to work in, but Brooke has been committed to helping the country's 1.7 million working horses and donkeys since 2008. Brooke works in partnership with the Dutch Committee for Afghanistan (DCA), which trains paravets to improve veterinary services for working horses and donkeys. Dr Naseer Darwish, a facilitator at DCA, explains what it’s like to work to improve the welfare of Afghanistan’s equines.

20 March 2017

On Tuesday 14 March, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of a report put forward by MEP Julie Girling that outlined a demand for improved welfare standards for seven million horses, donkeys and mules.

3 March 2017

Global working horse and donkey charity Brooke has today launched an appeal to save vulnerable donkeys living in drought stricken Kenya.

13 February 2017

13 February is World Radio Day. A day dedicated to the celebration of the wonder of radio.

For many of us the concept of a life without radio is inconceivable, it would mean not listening to the latest songs, our regular programmes or our favourite DJs but in developing countries a radio can be a lifeline and a crucial way of implementing change.

Brooke fundraisers Carolyne Crowe and Brian Faulkner
10 February 2017

This April veterinary surgeons, Carolyne Crowe and Brian Faulkner, are running an astonishing 10 marathons in 10 days, in extreme locations across the British Isles, to raise money for a  cause close to their hearts, Brooke – Action for working horses and donkeys.

Donkeys and owners transport water in Kenya
7 February 2017

Head of Evidence and Research, Melissa Upjohn, and Senior Welfare Advisor, Kimberly Wells, identify the challenges in obtaining informed consent in low- and low-middle-income countries.

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