It only seems fitting then that World Animal Day would be celebrated in concert with the Feast Day of Francis of Assisi. Started in 1925 by Heinrich Zimmerman, World Animal Day “unites the animal welfare movement, mobilizing it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals,’’ according to World Animal Day in Gloucestershire, UK.
The event calls for every nation to join forces to raise awareness of the plight of animals and commit to improving their lives, ending animal cruelty and protecting them from becoming endangered. The organization predicts this year’s commemoration will result in upwards of 1,000 events spread across more than 100 countries around the globe.
There are numerous ways you can take part in this celebration that enables you to be a voice for cats, dogs, lions, tigers, elephants and all living creatures that share planet Earth with us.