It’s the time of year for all the animal-lovers to show their compassion and concern towards animals. World celebrates October 4 as Animal Day. Animals are so precious and they can’t talk or speak themselves in a normal way like humans do. But World Animal Day is their day on which we can give them a voice by being their voice. On October 4, people from all over the world come together to celebrate the existence of animals. In almost every country and every corner, animals have a strong impact on culture. They directly or indirectly impact the humans.
World Animal Day – Date, History, Importance & Celebration
Digging into the past of this day, it is believed that during the year 1925, Heinrich Zimmermann organized the very first celebration somewhere in Berlin. Zimmermann was the publisher of a German animal lovers magazine named “Man and Dog.” He launched the event to raise awareness and increase the welfare of animals.
October 4 is also marked as the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi who us patron Saint of animals. Saint Francis was loved among the Catholics, he was known for his compassion for animals and human beings. Some of the Catholic Churches are also being known to bless pets on this day to honor and pay due respect to Saint Francis and his teachings.
World Animal Day is also associated with conducting seminars by ecologists to discuss problems regarding endangered species. During 2003, Naturewatch Foundation, a UK based charity sponsored event and organized paths for animal lovers all the globe to make their voices heard.
This day is for all the animal species present on Earth, wild animals, pet animals, endangered species. This day is celebrated to remind everyone that love each and every living specie present on Earth.
There are many ways in which we can celebrate World Animal Day. Some of them are to get involved, i.e. get involved in official meeting and affairs happening on the occasion of World Animal Day on October 4.
There are so many animals living on streets and shelters, ready to get adopted. People could adopt a pet and save it’s life.
World Animal Day is a very important day as it spreads the word of saving the ecosystem. Ecosystems are dying day-by-day. It has become a very important step to save ecosystem by taking necessary steps and saving endangered species is one of them.
The sole mission of celebrating World Animal Day is to bring people together to save animals and nature. This means people from different caste, religion, race, country, region come together for a particular cause.
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Over the years, Animal Day has been a great success and saved plenty of animals and ecosystem. And it is our whole and sole duty to save environment and these beautiful speechless creatures.