Introduction – World Animal Day is celebrated every year on October 4 across the world to inform people about endangered animals and also teach ways how to rescue them. It is a worldwide campaign for the rights of animals, which aims to ensure better standards for animal welfare. This international day is slowly converted into a worldwide event that promotes and unites the protection movement of animals across the world.
History – Firstly, World Animal Day is celebrated on March 24, 1925, in Berlin, Germany that was started by a cynologist, Henrich Zimmermann. Henrich was the publisher of a German animal lovers’ magazine that namely “Man and Dog”. The main aim of Henrich is to launch the occasion and to spread awareness about the welfare of animals. 4 October is also popular for the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron Saint of animals.
Theme – The theme of World Animal Day in the year 2022 is “shared planet” which purpose to make a safe environment on a planet for everybody including animals.
Significance – The main purpose of this international day is to promote several groups and communities against the brutal behavior of animals. You can celebrate this international day by introducing animal welfare campaigns, contributing to shelters for animals, rescuing endangered animals, and many more. This global day is for wild animals, domesticated animals, and endangered species by trading illegal and rapidly changing environment.