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World Animal Day is celebrated every year on 4th October around the world and the date was chosen to honor the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
World Animal Day focuses to take actions on various causes related to animals including their rights, welfare, etc.
World Animal Day recognizes that each animal is a unique sentient being and therefore is eligible to receive social justice.
World Animal Day aims to raise the status of animals, improve welfare standards and protect endangered species and natural habitat.
On World Animal Day, various events are organized to spread the message. Individual animal activists, animal welfare organizations, animal enthusiasts, etc create events, Pet adoption drives, and promotion programs.
World Animal Day was first organized in the year 1925, by a German writer Heinrich Zimmermann. Later in the year 1931, World Animal Day (October 4) was declared as a universal observation, at a congress of the International Animal Protection Congress in Florence, Italy.
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