Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Happy World Animal Day!
World Animal Day is celebrated each year on October 4. It started in Florence, Italy in 1931 at a convention of ecologists as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species. Since then it has grown to encompass all kinds of animal life and is widely celebrated in countries throughout the world. October 4 was chosen as World Animal Day as it is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
It is intended as a day of celebration for anyone in the world who cares about animals. It is not restricted to any one nationality, creed, religion, political belief or ideology.
I don't have a pet of my own at the moment, but someday I'm gonna adopt as many pets as I can afford and give them love and shelter. So to all the pet owners out there, Happy World Animal Day! And PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't abandon your pets. You are their lives! You have your job, partner, family, hobbies, all they have is YOU.