World Animal Day 2021: World Animal Day is celebrated every year on 4 October all over the world. In such a situation, this day is being celebrated today. World Animal Day is actually a global initiative of animal rights, whose aim is to set better standards for the welfare of animals and to make people aware of their importance in the environment. This day is also celebrated as ‘Animal Lover’s Day’.
History of World Animal Day
In fact, the reason behind celebrating World Animal Day on 4 October was to honor St. Francis, the patron of famous animals. On 24 March 1925, the first World Animal Day was celebrated by Heinrich Zimmermann, a cynologist and animal protection activist, at the Berlin Sport Palace in Germany. About 5000 people had gathered in this event. In the year 1931, Italy’s International Animal Protection Congress accepted the proposal as World Animal Day and after 2003 the UK based animal welfare charity Nature Watch Foundation celebrates it every year with pomp.
purpose of world animal day
The special purpose of celebrating this day is to spread awareness among the people that how important is the conservation of animals to maintain the ecological balance of nature. The programs organized under this are to raise funds for animals, spread awareness and try to give better lives to animals.
Popular Messages on World Animal Day
When a man shows mercy to all beings, only then is he righteous. -Buddha
“Those who are cruel to animals become too harsh in their dealings with men. We can judge a man’s heart by his dealings with animals.” -Kanto
If animals are killed for their own amusement in the pursuit of sport, adventure and skins, then it is a disgusting and disturbing thing. There is no justification for indulging in such acts of cruelty. – Dalai Lama.(Disclaimer: The information and information given in this article is based on general information. Hindi news18 does not confirm these. Please consult the concerned expert before following these.)