Animal rights activists and animal lovers celebrate together on 4th October 2019 the world animal day.
This international day of action should draw attention to the suffering of animals, which is caused by humans. Often, pets and pets are kept or neglected in poor conditions.
Animal welfare organizations around the world are raising awareness of animal rights on this day. They should be perceived as living beings and not treated like products or things. To a welfare appropriate attitude include medical care, sufficient space in the attitude, a healthy diet and enough attention.
A particularly cruel treatment of animals, such as by use of force, neglect or avoidable torments such as too long transport, is not only, but especially on the World Animal Day criticized by animal rights activists.
Normally, animal shelters, emergency shelters for animals or veterinary clinics organize an open house events to celebrate this day. Visitors gain insights into active animal protection work and have the opportunity to support the numerous associations financially or through their participation.
In addition, the World Animal Day is used to point out maladministration in dealing with animals. People are called upon not to close their eyes to cruelty to animals, but to campaign for their rights to animals.
The World Animal Day has been held every year since 1925 on the name day of Francis of Assisi. He was considered a particularly animal-loving and God-fearing monk. In his opinion, even the smallest worm was part of God’s creation and as such worthy of protection and respect.
Throughout his life he preached to regard animals as equivalent to humans and formulated a God-given duty for man to protect the animals. This basic idea corresponds exactly to the goal of the animal rights activists on the world animal protection day.
Animal protection is therefore intimately linked to the protection of our planet and in a wider spectrum, to the state in which we will leave the Earth for the next generations.
Central theme of this day, the animal condition gives rise to various events in the world. Numerous animal protection associations as well as the younger generations are mobilizing for the love of animals and the environment.
Frequently Asked Questions about World Animal Day
Where is the event?
When is the WorldAnimal Day?
Friday, October 4, 2019
Why do we celebrate Animals Day on this date?
October 4 is St. Francis of Assisi. Founder of the Franciscan order and patron saint of animals, he considered them as living creations of God, raising them to the rank of brother of man. This is the date for any animal advocate around the world.