Graduate student Christos Galanis called off the original idea for his thesis project Tuesday afternoon. The project was a living art exhibit where Galanis planned to live with a donkey for four days in the courtyard of the art building. The project, which had undergone months of preparation and safety precautions, was canceled due to health concerns for the donkey. Galanis is a volunteer at the Edgewood Longears Safehouse donkey sanctuary, where he trained Fairuz the donkey how to socialize with people for three months in preparation for the project. Galanis said the project was meant to raise awareness of donkey mistreatment throughout New Mexico.