World Animal Day is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually on 4 October. In Year 2020 World Animal Day is on Sunday, 4 October 2020.
The theme of World Animal Day 2020 is, “Sustaining all life on Earth”, encompasses all wild animal and plant species as a component of biodiversity, as well as the livelihoods of people, especially those who live closest to the nature.
The mission of World Animal Day is “to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. Building the celebration of World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilising it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals. It is celebrated in different ways in every country, irrespective of nationality, religion, faith or political ideology. Through increased awareness and education we can create a world where animals are always recognised as sentient beings and full regard is always paid to their welfare.
World Animal Day 2020 Messages & Quotes
“Love is love, whether it goes on two legs or four.” – Gwen Cooper
The word “humanity” comes from a human. Let us do justice to the word by showering love to animals. We wishes a Happy World Animal Day!
“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” Happy World Animal Day!!
‘The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.’ Mahatma Gandhi
Animals can’t talk in the conventional way that humans do.But there is one day where we can give voice to those animals who cannot speak for themselves.
“HAPPY WORLD ANIMAL DAY” to all the animal lovers out there ..just don’t forget that they mean a lot to us and our world..!!
I pledge to make a better world. Where humans can live in peace and harmony with nature and all the existing animal species. – Lucia Olbia
World Animal Day History
World Animal Day was originated by cynologist Heinrich Zimmermann. He organized the first World Animal Day on 24 March 1925 at the Sport Palace in Berlin, Germany. Over 5,000 people attended this first event. The event was originally scheduled for 4 October, to align with the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, patron saint of ecology, however the venue was not available on that day. The event was moved to 4 October for the first time in 1929. Initially he found a following only in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Czechoslovakia. Every year Zimmermann worked tirelessly on the promotion of World Animal Day. Finally, in May 1931 at a congress of the International Animal Protection Congress in Florence Italy, his proposal to make 4 October World Animal Day universal was unanimously accepted and adopted as a resolution.