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Buying Thousands

In 1914-1918, despite efforts to mechanize the army, animals still provided more reliable and versatile power than motorized vehicles. It was said, and without exaggeration, that nearly anything that moved during the war had a horse or a mule hitched to it!
Hundreds of thousands of animals were purchased in the U.S. and shipped to Europe in the four years between 1914 and 1918.

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Horse Heroes


There are approximately 100 million working horses, donkeys, and mules in the developing world, and 80% of them are suffering from preventable problems. Brooke touches the lives of over two million of them annually with practical and sustainable help, supporting twelve million people in their human families each year. Learn more about what Brooke does. The tragedy of WWI gave birth to a vision, and today Brooke, the charity that began with war horses, is the world's largest international equine welfare organization.

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