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World Animal Day 2021: Date, history, significance

World Animal Day 2021: Date, history, significance

World Animal Day is observed on 4th October every year. this day is also known as World Animal Welfare Day or Animal Lovers Day in the world.

  • The main purpose of this day is to ensure better standards for animal welfare and to create awareness about their importance in nature.
  • It is the feast day of Francis of Assisi, who was noted as the patron saint of animals.

World Animal Day 2021: Day, Date and history

  • In 1925, The cynologist Heinrich Zimmermann conducted the first World Animal Day on March 24th at the Sports Palace in Berlin, Germany.
  • International Day of Action (World Animal Day) is also the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

World Animal Day 2021: Best quotes

  • “Killing animals for sport, for pleasure, for adventure and for hides and furs is a phenomenon which is at once disgusting and distressing. There is no justification in indulging in such acts of brutality.” – Dalai Lama
  • “Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.” – Alfred A. Montapert
  • “Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace.” – Milan Kundera
  • “Animals are such agreeable friends? They ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.” – George Eliot
  • “As custodians of the planet, it is our responsibility to deal with all species with kindness, love and compassion. That these animals suffer through human cruelty is beyond understanding. Please help to stop this madness.” – Richard Gere
  • “He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”- Immanuel Kant

When is the World Animal Day?

Every year, World Animal Day is celebrated on October 4th.

What is the purpose of World Animal Day 2021?

The main purpose of this day is to ensure better standards for animal welfare and to create awareness about their importance in nature.

What is the theme for World Animal Day 2020?

The theme for world animal day 2020 was “man and dog.”

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