Monday, October 4, 2010

World Animal Day



Did you know that today is World Animal Day? It's a day to celebrate animal life in all its forms. World Animal Day started in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species. Since then it's 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 because it's the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Hundreds of events are taking place in more than 73 countries around the world - check out the World Animal Day website for one near you!

6 comments:

  1. What a great post and great cauze. We need more emphasis on saving all the anipals in the world.

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  2. Hmmm, should I be getting gifts today for World Animal Day? Secretaries get gifts on Secretaries Day so I think I'm entitled. I'll check out their website and then bite the peeps if I don't get anything.

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  3. Happy World Animal Day to you!!!

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  4. Thanks for sharing this pal! This is a great day fur the anipals!

    Your pal,
    Cosmo

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  5. Hi Bunny! World Animal Day is a great day for all animals. Nice to meet you. Oh, and I'm excited, I just became your 100th follower!

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  6. Hi Peggy - fanks fur following me! xoxo BJC

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