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World Animal Day
World Animal Day is an international event that highlights the importance of animals in our lives and the crucial role they play in the ecosystem. This day serves as an opportunity to advocate for better welfare standards for animals worldwide, reflecting the compassionate vision of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. The day is observed on October 4th, which is the saints’ feast day. World Animal Day aims to raise awareness about the myriad of animal species and their welfare needs, while also celebrating their existence. Through education, advocacy, and positive action, such as supporting animal welfare organizations and adopting responsible practices towards animals, individuals, and communities can contribute to the well-being of animals. World Animal Day calls for global collaboration to improve animal welfare, safeguard biodiversity, and foster co-existence for the enrichment of all life on Earth.