World Animal Day

written by Anna on October 4, 2013 in Content with no comments

It’s the fourth of October, and that can only mean one thing: it’s World Animal Day! So get your cat, dog, horse or goat and be extra nice to your little companion.

We’ve been celebrating World Animal Day since 1931. It all started 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.

Below we show some great examples of how much we love animals, enjoy!

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