International Animal Rights Day - December 10
Sun, Dec 10, 2023

International Animal Rights Day

International Animal Rights Day is celebrated on December 10th around the world. This day is meant to celebrate and protect animals, as we live side by side with them. We cannot imagine a world without animals, and it is our responsibility to ensure their safety and well-being. There are many issues facing animals worldwide, but if we each make a contribution, the world can be a better place for them.


International Animal Rights Day was established to commemorate the signing of the Universal Declaration of Animal Rights. This declaration states that all living beings have the right to a peaceful life and be protected from human cruelty. Many countries have signed the declaration, including the USA, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, Russia, and Brazil. On this day, countries celebrate by organizing various events, such as rallies, demonstrations against animal slaughter, sending letters, distributing leaflets, and showing animal rights-related films and tapes in theaters. Educational institutions also hold events to raise awareness of animal rights, as they believe the future of animal rights lies with the younger generation. Clinics, charitable foundations, and rescue institutions often receive donations from sponsors.

Interesting facts

  • Many farms perform cruel practices on animals, such as castration, removal of horns, and tail docking, without anesthesia.
  • Tourism is causing more harm than many think, as tourists often mistreat animals for photos and likes on social media.
  • An unimaginable number of animals die due to poaching.

How to take part

The best way to take part in International Animal Rights Day is to visit your local animal shelter. Here, you will find animals who have lost their homes, or never had one. If you are able to, consider adopting an animal and giving them love and a home. You can also take part in events in your city, become a volunteer, or make donations to help animals in need.

When is International Animal Rights Day celebrated in 2023?

International Animal Rights Day is observed on December 10 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday December 10 2023
Tuesday December 10 2024
Wednesday December 10 2025
Thursday December 10 2026