THE CHILDREN OF ACLI VISIT
Translated with a program, i hope you undestand!!!
children of the Aclis have crossed a line of the tratturo between Raiano and
Pratola walking the roads that the shepherds of ancient times effected during
the transumanza. .
the journey they have visited the Petrella farm, where they have been able to
get to know some Abruzzesi Shepherds that the Petrella family have bred for
During the meeting, the children and the managing of Acli has received the
regard of the Mayors of Pratola and Raiano. Marco Petrella has explained the
living conditions of the shepherds and the importance in the community of the
tratturis used to move the flocks to pasture.
The children have been able to play with the dogs which have very happily
accepted their caresses dispelling a myth that they are extremely aggressive.
The children have been able to see some typical utensils of the shepherds, such
as the vreccalis, used for defending the dogs from wolf attacks. They have
learned that the use of these dogs in different parts of the world
defending protected fauna, and as a shepherd, the Abruzzese can save, besides
the sheep, a lot of other animals from extinction. In fact, their use in
protection of animals, avoids the use of methods of elimination of the
discovered that the dogs Abruzzesi and similar breeds are also used to defend
endangered penguins in Australia, antelopes and others animals in Africa and
in other parts of the world from different types of predators including wolves
and bears, lions, jaguars, eagles, foxes, dingo, puma et cetera.
the excursion the boys have been able to cross some historical places as the
tavern of the chitarra, once used as a mail station of and as a rest-stop for
travelers, and some sites of ancient Roman villages and longobardi.
The party was composed of around 60 children accompanied by numerous instructors
and the National President of the Aclis, Nicola Tritella.
The boys, were escorted during the excursion by the men of the civil Protection
of Pratola and Raiano and the Life Club Association of Teramo.
the photo Marco Petrella explains how the vreccale was used
Who says that the Shepherd
dogs are Dangerous?
were more than 60 children present and the dogs have not shown any sign of
Unfortunately these dogs are often labeled as dangerous.
Nevertheless, these photos show exactly the contrary and perhaps if there are
some aggressive dogs the guilt must lay more in his owners that have not managed
their animals well.
Brutus (5 month x40kg) play with the guests.
Poppea has been the more cuddled