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World Animal Day, celebrated on October 4th


World Animal Day, celebrated on October 4 every year, is an opportunity for people around the world to appreciate the importance that animals bring to the earth and to people’s lives. The Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment is also celebrated on October 4. Whether domesticated animals or wild, the connection between humans and animals is amazing, and reminds people that it is their responsibility to care for the world and the animal kingdom.

Events that are organized to celebrate World Animal Day are made public and advertised using the World Animal Day brand and logo through the World Animal Day website. 

Using the logo has been shown to help smaller groups who plans events and have a harder time attracting media attention, due to the brand being internationally known. Participation in World Animal Day is simple and allows all individuals, groups and organizations to take part in a collective effort. Each year, the involvement of organizations and countries around the globe continues to skyrocket with the brand that unites an ever increasing animal welfare movement.

By expanding the celebration of World Animal Day, there is a focus on affirmative action for a better future for animals. Together, organizations, groups and individuals whose actions affect animal’s future, work hard to get animal’s social justice and protection against harm.

Social media has been a huge factor in showing the unfairness that animals suffer at the hands of uncaring humans, as well as the compassion of rescuers and caretakers. Viral videos and news stories often detail animal’s stories, whether it involves puppies or kittens, circus animals, animal testing or conservation efforts. Some of these videos and stories have forced establishments to cancel live animal performances due to public outcry after treatment of their animals became known.

With the help of passionate animal lovers around the globe, World Animal Day will keep on connecting people and organizations who will raise their voices for the animals who cannot. To learn more about World Animal Day, visit their website at http://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/.