National Farm Animals Day - April 10
Wed, Apr 10, 2024

National Farm Animals Day

National Farm Animals Day is an American holiday dedicated to animals raised and living on farms. Often they live in poor conditions, their food is full of chemical additives, they are given hormone injections for growth and so on. Thus, the animals suffer greatly, and the final product for the consumer may not be so useful. The holiday is celebrated annually on April 10.


The history of National Farm Animals Day begins in 2005, when Colleen Page, known to many, came up with the initiative. It does not have the status of an official holiday, but it is widely celebrated in the United States, as there are so many farms in the country.

The main purpose of today’s celebration is to show how awful the living conditions on farms can be. But the quality of their lives will directly affect their products (meat and milk). If an animal is sick, poorly fed or with too many chemical additives in the diet, then we can’t speak about the excellent taste and great usefulness of the final products. Farmers must reconsider their attitude to farming: good living conditions must be created, and the activity itself must be brought closer to the standards of organic farming.

Interesting facts

  • Today there are about 100 breeds of pigs. The vast majority have been bred through genetic engineering.
  • Cows are just as bad for the environment as vehicles. They emit a lot of methane, which leads to the greenhouse effect.
  • One of the first domesticated animals was probably the goat.

How to celebrate

Learn more about how life on the farms works. If possible, visit one. You may know some farmers you know. Talk to them about caring for the animals.

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Let more people know about it.

When is National Farm Animals Day celebrated in 2024?

National Farm Animals Day is observed on April 10 each year.


Wednesday April 10 2024
Thursday April 10 2025
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