The Brooke Horse & Donkey Charity
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The Brooke is the UK's leading charity dedicated to improving the lives of horses and donkeys working hard in the poorest parts of the world. These animals form the backbone of the economy in many developing countries, supporting countless poor communities where many people earn less than $2 a day. Poor families, on average six people, depend on their working animal to survive. If their animal dies they struggle to earn a living and put food on the table.
Last year, the Brooke reached 730,000 working horses and donkeys - benefiting over 4 million poor people who depend on them. The Brooke’s goal is to increase the number of working animals it helps to two million animals a year by 2016
Horses and donkeys toil in some of the world's toughest environments carrying building materials, people goods and crops. Many of them suffer terrible pain, exhaustion, dehydration and malnutrition. Often they are overloaded, sustain injuries that may not be properly treated and are vulnerable to disease - but many of these problems can be prevented.
The Brooke's mobile vet teams and community animal health workers, and it’s partner organisations worldwide, provide free treatment to animals and train animal owners, local healers, farriers, saddlers, feed sellers, harness and cart makers. The Brooke currently operate across 11 countries in Asia, Africa, Central America and the Middle East with over 800 skilled and compassionate staff working directly in the field. Their work is underpinned by methods developed with Bristol University Veterinary School.
The Brooke also raises awareness in the wider community of these animals' vital contribution - and shows how healthier, happier animals can be more productive. This helps to ensure that local, regional and national governments and other organisations work to improve access to the resources needed for better animal welfare.
To find out more about their work and how you can offer your support visit now!
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