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AEPGA and the International Donkey Day

May 8th 2016

Since it was founded in 2001, AEPGA, Associação para o Estudo e Protecção do Gado Asinino, has been working to preserve the Miranda Donkey – a particularly endangered Portuguese native breed of this species – and to dignify every donkey in the country, namely by showing their gentle character, the cultural aspects related to them, and the various roles that they play so perfectly – as teachers, guides, therapists and, most importantly, as friends.
As in the past couple of years, we would like to invite you to celebrate the International Donkey Day with us: to remind the world of their priceless worth, not only here in Europe, where those new dimensions are being discovered, but also in developing countries, where donkeys are the main work partners of thousands of poor families who, nevertheless, seldom have the knowledge or the resources to ensure they lead healthy lives.
Decorate your donkey ears and flaunt them with pride – and not shame, as has happened for centuries! By participating in this action – with a picture of you wearing your long ears -, you will be passing down the message that the donkey is a wonderful companion who deserves to live a good, healthy and happy life, and that the Miranda Donkey in particular is in need of protection.

Please join us!

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