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VIDEO IHP 2013, a year in the life of IHP, our commitment to equine wellbeing


(29 January 2014)

Life overwhelms us every day, often leaving us no time to stop and reflect on what is happening all around us. Things we don’t see, things we don’t even notice, but which are happening all the same… Yet if each one of us made a single gesture, whether tiny or big, of love for the life of others, the world would surely be a better place.

This beautiful video, made by Ottavia Poli for the Italian Horse Protection Association, is a tribute to all equines, and testifies to the deep commitment of IHP to needy horses, ponies, donkeys, mules and hinnies throughout Italy. The video is a voice for those who want to say NO to the exploitation of these animals but who – until now – had no point of reference through which to express this wish. There is strength in numbers. Every single donation helps to save hundreds of mistreated and starved horses, which IHP undertakes every day to help. For this, IHP relies on its own efforts and the donations it receives.

We appeal for support to be able to give these animals the better life they deserve, but which comes at great financial cost. Our Association receives no government funding, and indeed frequently the local authorities do not even reimburse our basic costs in cases resulting in prosecution. This situation has to change: animal welfare charities cannot be the only response to cruelty.


(available only in Italian)