The Donkey Sanctuary's projects and campaigns in India, Nepal and China range from owner support to tackling the brick kiln industry.
The International Coalition of Working Equids (ICWE) has responded to an outbreak of African Horse Sickness in Thailand by offering support for working equids and their owners.
Leading animal welfare charities recently came together in Bali, Indonesia, to support governments in improving the welfare of working equids in the Asia Pacific region.
When devastating floods hit Maharashtra State in India, thousands of donkeys were left in need of emergency care. Thankfully, The Donkey Sanctuary has funded a local charity to provide support to the disaster-stricken donkeys.
From its headquarters in the small seaside town of Sidmouth, Devon, The Donkey Sanctuary has developed ground breaking methods of tracking and understanding the lives of working donkeys all over the world.
Earlier this year, the Livestock Development division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province announced plans to ‘farm’ and export 80,000 donkeys to China within three years. This week, media reports from Pakistan revealed that objections have meant that the project is now shelved.
The International Coalition of Working Equids (ICWE), made up of Brooke, The Donkey Sanctuary, SPANA and World Horse Welfare, came together for a workshop as part of the 7th Pan Commonwealth Veterinary Conference held in Bangalore, India.
The Donkey Sanctuary has co-hosted a South Asia regional workshop in Nepal on animal welfare, child and bonded labour and the environment in brick kilns.
The Donkey Sanctuary and World Horse Welfare are in Beijing this week for animal welfare talks, with equine health specifically on the agenda for the first time at such an event in China.
In the kilns where new owners are yet to benefit from the expert work of Animal Nepal, working conditions are miserable for donkeys and mules.