Celebrating World Animal Day

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World Animal Day is an international day of action, spreading awareness for animal rights and welfare, held annually on October 4th. It is the one day of the year that celebrates animals from around the world, what they do for us, and what we can do for them.

This event was created by cytologist Heinrich Zimmerman, who organized the first World Animal Day on March 24th, 1925 at Sportpalast in Berlin, Germany. The date was originally scheduled to match the feast date of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, but the venue Zimmerman w