Our Work How We Work Animal welfare and health Our welfare assessment techniques offer guidelines on animal handling, hoof care, harnessing and more. Advocacy and policy We work closely with policy makers and civil society organisations at global and national levels. Key Issues Donkey Skin Crisis Hundreds of thousands of donkeys are slaughtered for their skins and exported annually, mostly from Africa, causing donkey numbers across the continent to decimate. Will you stand against the slaughter of working donkeys? Exploitative industries Thousands of equids work in exploitative industries worldwide, including brick kilns, coal mines and tourism. Sustainable development Working horses, donkeys and mules are critical to their owners’ livelihoods. They support income generation in agriculture, tourism and transport. Where We Work Afghanistan East Africa Egypt Ethiopia Guatemala India Nepal Nicaragua Pakistan West Africa How we decide where we work We have a number of criteria to help us decide which countries we should work in, such as the need for animal welfare, the communities that work with animals and the levels of poverty. Learn more. Stories from the field See more stories from the field Donkey theft in Kenya - impact on children Donkeys play a central role in Afghanistan life New parasite treatment alternative to surgery Barriers to successful farriery interventions in India Innovation fund Brooke's innovation fund invests in new ideas to improve the welfare of working equines and the lives of those communities that depend on them.