Happy World Animal Day to all animals today, especially my cute pet rabbits Joey & Robby.
Jack, Mickey, Snoepie & Pinky, who left for the rainbow bridge over the past few years, are also remembered today.
World Animal Day is celebrated each year on October 4th and has been since 1931, when it was started in Florence, Italy during a convention of ecologists.
On World Animal Day, animal life in all its forms is celebrated and throughout the day various events are planned all over the globe.
Coincidentally, October 4th also marks the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, though World Animal Day isn’t bound to the celebration of a Christian saint anymore and is thus celebrated by animal lovers of all beliefs & backgrounds.
For more information about World Animal Day, please visit the official website.