About Animal Advocacy is an informative presentation by Brooke USA’s vice chair Katherine Kaneb, detailing the effects of the donkey slaughter in Africa on human livelihoods and animal welfare, and Alfonso Lopez, Brooke USA’s federal lobbying consultant, advising listeners on personal actions that can help ban US sales of “ejiao,” the gelatin derived from donkey hides and used in traditional Chinese medicine. During the second half of the episode, Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times best-selling author discusses her passion for conservation, her book The Summer Guests, set amidst the equestrian community of Tryon, NC, and her recently released On Ocean Boulevard, a novel about one family’s summer of forging new beginnings.
The mission of Brooke USA is to significantly improve the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules and the people they serve throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the Americas and the Caribbean by raising funds and responsibly directing them to the areas of greatest need.
Brooke USA accomplishes this through a holistic approach to funding which includes capacity building, sustainability programming, female empowerment and international advocacy. Brooke USA connects private philanthropists with their passion for helping relieve the suffering of working equines and their owners. Brooke USA raises funds to support a wide variety of programs for working horses, donkeys and mules to help them become (and remain) healthy and happy, now and in the long-term, which also benefits the poor families who depend on those animals to help them earn a living. For more information visit www.BrookeUSA.org.
For more about Mary Alice Monroe, visit maryalicemonroe.com.
To learn more about podcast host Julianne and her partner Bruce Anderson, visit www.naturesview.us or tune in to "Whinny Tales: Horse Stories, Pony Legends and Unicorn Yarns," the official podcast of Nature's View and The Marley Project, their equine and arts-based 501 (c)(3). A documentary about their work and films in the Natural Humanship Training Series, are available on The EQUUS Channel at https://filmfestivalflix.com/festival/equus/film/the-edge/. Julianne is the organizer of the EQUUS Film and Arts Fest Camden Tour Stop for the fest, so visit www.equusfilmfestivalcamden.com for information about the upcoming 2021 event.
For more information about the EQUUS Film and Arts Fest or for links to the artwork and literature available on the EQUUS Film Channel, visit equusfilmfestival.net. To see the EQUUS films, visit https://horsenetwork.com/equus/.