Why do we celebrate World Animal Welfare Day?
The mission of World Animal Day 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, mobilising it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals.
Celebrated annually on October 4, the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
The theme for the World Animal Day 2021 is “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet.”
World Animal Day was originated by cynologist Heinrich Zimmermann. He organized the first World Animal Day on 24 March 1925 at the Sport Palace in Berlin, Germany. Over 5,000 people attended this first event. The event was originally scheduled for 4 October, to align with the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, patron saint of ecology, however the venue was not available on that day. The event was moved to 4 October for the first time in 1929.Wikipedia
World Animal Day 2021: History, Significance, Quotes and Wishes – OCTOBER 04, 2021, “WORLD ANIMAL DAY 2021: QUOTES AND WISHES”, News 18/Lifestyle
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