World Animal Day 2023

World Animal Day 2023 : History, Theme and Significance. What Do People Do on World Animal Day?

World Animal Day, observed annually on October 4th, aims to promote animal welfare, fostering compassion and respect towards all creatures

World Animal Day is a special day for people who care about animals all around the world. It reminds us to treat animals kindly and with care.

The first World Animal Day was held in Berlin in 1925 by Heinrich Zimmermann, a writer and editor of the German magazine "Man and Dog"2.

He chosen October 4th to coincide with the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

In 1931, the International Animal Protection Congress in Florence, Italy, officially recognized World Animal Day.

The theme for World Animal Day 2023 is “Great or Small, Love Them All" which emphasizes the importance of loving and respecting all  animals, regardless of their size or species.

On World Animal Day, you can donate to your favorite animal rights organization, volunteer at a local shelter or conservation center, or join a peaceful protest

Adopting a pet from a shelter or rescue organization is a great way to give a homeless animal a loving home

It is a day to raise awareness about animal welfare and to encourage people to take action to help animals in need