World Animal Day 2021: Today is World Animal Day, know its history and convey this message to the people

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04/10/2021 11:17 IST
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World Animal Day 2021: Today is World Animal Day, know its history and convey this message to the people

World Animal Day 2021:Every year on 4 October, World Animal Day is celebrated 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 that aims 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 DayActually, the reason behind celebrating World Animal Day on 4 October was to honor St. Francis, the patron of famous animals. The first World Animal Day was celebrated on 24 March 1925 at the Berlin Sports Palace in Germany by Heinrich Zimmermann, a cynologist and animal protection activist. 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.

The purpose of World Animal Day is

to spread awareness among people about the importance of 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 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 sports, adventure, and skins, then it is a disgusting and disturbing thing. There is no justification for indulging in such acts of cruelty.- Dalai Lama.

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