There was also a piece of our Rifugio at Fieracavalli, the most important equestrian fair in Italy: for the third year in a row we participated with a booth, kindly hosted by Progetto Islander.
Progetto Islander has started its activities in 2013, raising money and promoting initiatives for horses. This year it was one of Fieracavalli partner in charge of the Ethics Committee and welcomed us and IHP Italian Horse Protection for our commitment for many animals in need.
With 160 thousand visitors, Fieracavalli is a very important showcase to reach a huge number of people, and a great chance to raise funds for our 120 donkeys, mules and hinnies, and, most importantly, laying the foundation for a culture of respect.
It's true, someone has turned their noses up seeing the banner of the donkeys in the midst of so many horses, but it was just a few exceptions: many visitors stopped at our stand to learn more about donkeys and our activities for them, to take a flyer and to help us purchasing the calendar and other lovely donkey-related items which support the donkeys.
We received a lot of questions about the fostering scheme too and we really hope that many donkeys will be able to find new loving families thanks to Fieracavalli: it would be the best result ever!