Palermo, Feralpisalò and LAV Italia together for Aron: a symbolic gesture and a special jersey up for auction to protect the life and rights of animals.
At a distance, but united by universal values. Palermo and Feralpisalò, before their respective championship matches today, will take to the pitch in support of LAV, the Anti Vivisection League.
After the drama experienced by Aron, the pit bull that was burned alive in Palermo and died a few days later, today at the Barbera Matteo Brunori will enter the pitch for the warm-up with his dog, Nina: the aim is to send a message of love and respect for animals from the same Palermo where Aron’s story took place, which touched the hearts of thousands of people in Italy and abroad. Furthermore, the pre-show with Radio Time at Barbera will host the volunteers from LAV Palermo, who assisted and watched over the dog in his last days of fighting for life.
Palermo and Feralpisalò have in fact decided to support LAV with a fundraiser and an activity with a strong symbolic value: before the matches against Modena and Catanzaro respectively, the two club captains will wear a special jersey created in collaboration with LAV. The special jersey will then be auctioned on CharityStars (the well-known community supporting charitable causes) to raise funds for all emergencies related to the protection of animal life and rights.
“We can no longer continue to witness such cruel and brutal acts – commented LAV – In addition to an impressive awareness-raising activity, which aim at educating to the correct coexistence with animals and the protection of their rights, there is a need for more effective provision, which should act as a deterrent for those who still attack living beings. We thank Feralpisalò and Palermo for the great sensitivity and the powerful social message that professional football launches with this initiative and we hope that from the stadiums of Feralpisalò and Palermo an appeal can be made to the Justice Commission of the Chamber of Deputies for the new law against the mistreatment of animals – concluded LAV”. To continue to apply pressure, LAV has launched an online petition, addressed to the parliamentarians of the Chamber and Senate and to the Minister of Justice Nordio, which has already reached over one hundred thousand subscriptions.
On the 10th of February, on the occasion of the away match in Piacenza between Feralpisalò and Palermo for the 24th match day of the Serie BKT Championship, the two clubs will propose the initiative again, this time supported on the pitch by Leo, the mascot of the Leoni del Garda, standard-bearer of the values linked to coexistence, responsibility and the protection of animal rights. A delegation from LAV Italia will be hosted at the Garilli stadium for the delivery of the check resulting from the charity auction.