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World Animal Day was started in 1931 by ecologists in Florence, Italy who wished to bring attention to the plight of endangered animals. October 4 was chosen because it is the Feast Day of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals. Today World Animal Day is observed in countries throughout the world.

World Animal Day

Many people advocate for animals. The reason is that even though animals can feel pain and suffer just as we do, they do not have a way to advocate on their own behalf. In fact, animals are viewed by many as nothing more than property to be treated as the owner wishes. This view has created an inhumane situation for billions of animals that share our world.

Statistics About Animal Treatment:

  • Many of the world’s 60 billion farm animals are not treated humanely
  • 80% of the world’s 1 billion cats and dogs are stray or neglected
  • Millions of wild animals are killed or sold illegally on the black market
  • Animals suffer greatly and are often forgotten during natural disasters
  • Raise Awareness during World Animal Day

    World Animal Day is a time to celebrate and appreciate our relationship with the animals that share our planet. Animals also enrich our lives and we need to advocate for them. World Animal Day is also an important opportunity to speak out to ensure the humane treatment of farm animals. Lastly, it’s a time to advocate for protection of the habitats that are home to wild animals.

    Animal Paw Prints Awareness Ribbons

    Personalized Cause offers animal paw prints awareness ribbons. These ribbons are available in both a non-personalized animal awareness ribbon pin and personalized version of our animal paw prints awareness ribbon pin. Use them to speak up for animal as they cannot speak up for themselves. Show your commitment to animal protection on World Animal Day.

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