Brooke is urging supporters to pick up their pens and paint brushes and take part in a brand new art competition, with the chance to have their winning designs sold as greeting cards on Brooke Shop later this year.
Marking World Vet Day 2020 on 25 April, Brooke’s Laura Skippen, Veterinary Advisor and partner, provides updates from veterinary work around the globe.
India announced a countrywide lockdown on 24 March 2020, following the increase in COVID-19 cases in the country. Just prior to the announcement, the central government released an exhaustive list of essential items and services, which included veterinary services.
Petra Ingram, Chief Executive of Brooke Action for Working Horses and Donkeys has been appointed Chief Executive at HorseWorld Trust. She will begin a phased transition to her new role at the beginning of May, leaving Brooke at the end of August 2020.
Women from equine owning communities have produced almost 3,000 cotton face masks after the Indian government made masks mandatory for people across populous areas including Delhi and Mumbai.
Dr Klara Saville is the head of global animal health, welfare and community development at Brooke. Here, originally writing for Devex, she discusses the urgent need to invest in animal health systems.
Around the world, a lack of vets and other animal health workers is leading to the deaths of countless animals and the increased risk of diseases that transmit from animals to humans. To mark World Vet Day 2020 on 25 April, Brooke is calling for a worldwide investment in vets and animal health workers.
As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, working horses, donkeys and mules are still providing an essential role in ensuring communities in developing countries still have access to food, water and medical transport.
Brooke is marking World Health Day by reiterating a call for a global ban on the trade of donkey skins and a crackdown on cross-border smuggling of donkeys for their skins.
In Brooke countries of operation, animal health practitioners are still delivering essential services to animals and communities, despite severe constraints.