World Animal Day has its roots in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence. This was a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species. Since then, World Animal Day is being celebrated as a tribute to all animals and the people who love and respect them.
MISSION STATEMENT – WORLD ANIMAL DAY
- To celebrate animal life in all its forms
- To celebrate humankind’s relationship with the animal kingdom
- To acknowledge the diverse roles that animals play in our lives – from being our companions, supporting and helping us, to bringing a sense of wonder into our lives
- To acknowledge and be thankful for the way animals enrich our lives (source: World Animal Day)