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.
To make a lasting difference to future generations of animals, our veterinary teams work to strengthen existing healthcare infrastructures.
The welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules the world over is an overlooked - yet crucial - part of keeping families out of extreme poverty. It’s time to take note.
It's important that people interacting with equine animals have a sufficient level of knowledge, skill and confidence in executing safe and welfare-friendly handling and restraint techniques. We believe equine animals can and should be managed without fear, force or harmful punishment.
This Policy exists to ensure that anyone representing Brooke demonstrates good practice in relation to animal welfare, and conducts themselves in a manner commensurate with their role as ambassadors for the organisation and animal welfare advocates.
We assess the welfare of horses, donkeys and mules using scientifically-validated welfare assessment techniques. Our findings are used to prioritise our interventions, evaluate the effectiveness of our programmes and engage with communities.
Brooke’s new Global Farriery Project aims to transform the farriery trade in low and middle income countries and make lasting improvements to animal welfare ensuring that healthy and happy working equids can continue to support communities’ livelihoods.
Brooke India's research into an alternative treatment for a serious eye condition could save the sight of many working equids.
Brooke is taking the lead in this “sharing and building expertise” approach to improving animal healthcare systems.