World Animal Day is one of the most beautiful days of the year. Our planet is inhabited by various animals! They don’t know how to talk about their problems, so people come together every year on October 4th and do it for them. It is celebrated differently in every country, but the goal remains the same: to make the world a better place for every living being.
The holiday was first celebrated in Berlin (Germany), organized by Heinrich Zimmermann, publisher of the popular magazine Man and Dog. The date was not chosen by chance – on the same day, commemorative events are held in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. He was the most wise, kind and merciful man in the world: he revived Catholicism and was canonized as a saint.
World Animal Day raises the topic of ecology and the destructive activities of people, due to which the extinction of many species occurs. Activists hold events where they talk about what kind of catastrophe a person can face when the number of animals and their type diversity decrease. The consequences are horrendous!
There are many charitable organizations around the world that support both domestic and wild animals. For example, the UK-based Naturewatch Foundation, founded in 1991, is working tirelessly to reduce crime against nature, stop cruelty and animal experimentation. You can also join if you feel responsible for their lives!
It is curious that:
- sloths are associated with sluggishness and laziness … And it suits them! Females are so lazy that they simply do not want to look for a mate. Often they hang from a tree and call until a male visits them;
- hippos also sweat – their sweat has a red tint;
- the tiger’s tongue has sharp spikes – enough to lick the skin off the muscles;
- penguins have a gland under their eye that converts salt water into fresh water.
How to celebrate
Research organizations, take part in events, become a volunteer, make donations – any help will greatly benefit the movement! Tell your friends about the holiday in order to attach more caring hearts to it.
When is World Animal Day in 2022?
World Animal Day is observed on October 4 each year.