Today we are joining the thousands of other organizations and individuals around the globe in celebrating World Animal Day. We are proud to support this global movement to highlight the status of animals by using this special day to raise awareness for pet rescue and animals in need.
About World Animal Day
Heinrich Zimmerman organized the first World Animal Day on 24th March 1925 in Berlin and moved it to October 4 in 1929. Every year he promoted World Animal Day and finally, in 1931 at a congress of the world’s animal protection organizations in Florence, Italy, his proposal to make October 4 World Animal Day was unanimously accepted. October 4 was chosen as it’s the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
It's amazing that today, World Animal Day has become a global celebration for all animals and the people who love and respect them. It’s known on every continent and celebrated in different ways in many countries, with no regard to nationality, religion or political ideology.
As an animal rights advocate, Mum always tries to do her bit to help animals each day. If it wasn't for social media she would not be able to do it because Mum hates to leave the house. She has social anxiety and depression, and since COVID, her anxiety is worse than ever.
What keeps her going is me (of course!) and the need to speak up for ALL animals. It breaks her heart seeing the horrors man has inflicted and still inflicts on animals. That's why she's vegan as well. Don't worry, she won't make me vegan too as I am her main priority and she would never put me in any danger. She accepts that I'm an obligate carnivore, meaning that I need to eat meat to survive.
As a rescue cat, I too want to do my bit in helping homeless animals find forever homes. I do it through my social media too.
Here is a short video clip of me on YouTube getting pampered by Mum
Honestly, I think my mum is the best!