October 4th has been designated as World Animal Day. According to the World Animal Day website, the mission of this awareness event is:


“To raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. Building the celebration of World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilizing it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals.  It’s celebrated in different ways in every country, irrespective of nationality, religion, faith or political ideology.  Through increased awareness and education we can create a world where animals are always recognized as sentient beings and full regard is always paid to their welfare.”


Interested in learning how animal lovers around the world are recognizing World Animal Day? Check out the various projects and events HERE. They include a wide range of interesting things, including a blessing of the animals at Sarawak SPCA in Malaysia, promoting the adoption of blind dogs in the UK, and an animal shelter open house in Kuwait!


How will you celebrate?!


8 thoughts on “Today is World Animal Day!

  1. I was wondering why we don’t have this day, but suddenly realized, that here is the hunting season, mooses, deers. It is terrible, they walk with their guns in forest ways not respecting the areas with a sign Hunting forbidden. We have not rented our forests to these hunters and they hate us. Excuse me, I get always mad, if I think those hunters.
    This day is realty important day!

    1. Yes, fall is hunting season here, too. I grew up in an area of the U.S. with forests and it was common to see dead deer on people’s cars, or hanging in their back yards. Terrible!

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