Events
  • India – Animal welfare education in schools India – Animal welfare education in schools
    October 14, 2014 9:00 am
  • March for the Animals in Kenya March for the Animals in Kenya
    October 4, 2014 9:00 am
  • Pet Dog Festival in Busan, Korea Pet Dog Festival in Busan, Korea
    October 11, 2014 10:00 am
  • WAD Summer Promotional Campaign in Taiwan WAD Summer Promotional Campaign in Taiwan
    July 11, 2014 10:00 am

Welcome to World Animal Day

World Animal Day was started in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species. October 4 was chosen as World Animal Day as it is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

Since then, World Animal Day has become a day for remembering and paying tribute to all animals and the people who love and respect them. It's celebrated in different ways in every country, with no regard to nationality, religion, faith or political ideology.

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