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.
Brooke’s mission to improve the worldwide welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules was featured within the latest edition of the prestigious Parliamentary Review, which is distributed to over 500,000 key business executives and policy makers in the UK.
Brooke Ethiopia celebrated the opening of 17 water projects within the Oromia region on 16 March 2020, with an official inauguration.
The challenge, which runs from March to October, calls upon riders across the UK and beyond to get out and hack 100 miles in 100 days and raise £100 for Brooke.
The International Coalition for Working Equids (ICWE) hosted an event at the United Nations Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) in Zimbabwe at the end of February.
Social media stars Teddy the Shetland and This Esme are supporting Brooke’s first ever Donkey Dash on Sunday 12 July at Highfield Farm, the home of the prestigious Wellington Horse Trials in Hook, Hampshire.
On 24 February, the Kenyan government announced a ban on the slaughter of donkeys in Kenya, after being presented with a petition by donkey owners who marched to the Cabinet Secretary’s office.