Conditions for animals are exceptionally harsh in the brick kilns of Pakistan. They often work long hours every day without the water, food and rest they need.
When they can work no more because of exhaustion, injury or illness, they're abandoned to die because their owners are unable to access or pay for their care.
Over the past years, due to the generosity from our supporters and the Alborada Trust’s belief in our work, Brooke Pakistan has been able to bring critically important, often lifesaving, welfare improvements to thousands of working equids and their owners.
Our work in coal mines is especially difficult because conditions for the miners themselves are very poor. Some of our work in this area includes building trust within the mining communities through the provision of basic infrastructure, such as shelters and water troughs, as well as providing first aid.
Once this trust has been built, we organise community meetings to teach basic management practices (such as grooming and hoof cleaning, wound management, feeding and water awareness) and recruit welfare champions who promote good practice more widely.
We also help train veterinary and other local service providers (farriers, saddlers and feed sellers), and ensure the miners have access to affordable and good quality services.