World Animal Day is observed every year on October 4 to raise awareness of the need to improve standards for animal welfare across the globe. The goal of the day is to unite all animal rights activists and mobilize it to create an animal-friendly place.
Through growing consciousness and knowledge, we are able to make an environment in which animals are considered human beings that are worthy of our attention and focus is given to their wellbeing. This day is celebrated in a variety of ways across the nation regardless of nation of origin or the political ideology, religion or religious belief. According to the humane society.org the act of intentional cruelty to animals is often linked with other crimes, such as violence against individuals.
The genesis for World Animal Day dates back to 1925 when the cynologist Heinrich Zimmermann conducted the first event on March 24 on the Sport Palace in Berlin. The event was attended by more than 5000 people. It was originally planned to take place on 4 October, to coincide with the celebration for Saint Francis of Assisi. The venue was not accessible on October 4, so the ceremony was moved to March 24, the next year.
World Animal Day was proposed in 1931, during a worldwide meeting of animal welfare organizations located in Florence, Italy.
This day also referred to as “Animal Lover’s Day” because it promotes the care of love, affection, and protects animals with the participation of people and organizations that are fighting to defend the rights of animals. This day plays an essential role in drawing public’s attention to the problems that animals confront.
Social movements have played an important contribution to increasing the participation of the common citizen in the realm of politics, social justice and changes. It is vital to develop effective programs to control animals across the globe since the lives of animals are greatly affected by the activities of both businesses and humans.
Many kinds of events are scheduled during the day, including workshops, awareness seminars and other educational occasions.