World Animal Day is a global celebration of our four and two-legged friends on this earth. It’s a social movement charged with the mission of raising the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the world.
We at Snizl are animal, wildlife and agriculture mad so this year we’re doing our part to raise awareness among our local and digital community so that animals can live long joyous lives!
Why do we celebrate WAD?
Throughout history, social movements (mass actions) like World Animal Day, have always been a major vehicle for ordinary people’s participation in politics, and key in fighting for social justice and reform. The lives of animals are profoundly affected by the actions of individuals, businesses, and nations. It’s therefore essential that, as sentient beings, their rightful status as recipients of social justice is established and translated into effective animal protection.
World Animal Day embraces all animals and the unique concerns of each, in every country, and makes animals front-page news. Through increased awareness and education, we can help develop a compassionate culture which feeds into legal reform and social progress to make this world a fairer place for all living creatures.
World Animal Day has already brought about a significant and lasting contribution towards advancing animal welfare standards, and its influence will only continue to grow.– worldanimalday.org
Ways you can get involved…
There are some exciting events happening surrounding World Animal Day. Events hosted by individual organisers help to spread the word about WAD and increase awareness of animal welfare.
TEDCircle ‘Everyone’s environment’ World Animal Day Virtual Event
Heard of TED Talks? Attend a TEDCircle Event called ‘Everyone’s environment’ a conversation among engaged people, eye to eye, in an intimate virtual conference!
Launch of the ‘Trusting Molly’ Story Book Event
This is a World Animal Day Event which is more child friendly. The author was inspired to write pony books due to her own experiences and because of her love of animal stories. Books came before pets and taught empathy and compassion for animals.
Want to see more ways you can get involved? Visit the worldanimalday.org website!
We asked you to send in pictures of your pets…
On Wednesday, we asked our wonderful Snizl followers to send in pictures of their own pets in celebration of World Animal Day! Spreading the word about World Animal Day on social media with the hashtag ‘#worldanimalday’ increases awareness and helps to achieve that overall mission statement.
Here are a few of our favourites:
This is Lola. She didn’t have the easiest start to life after being abused by her last owners and was very sick. The photo on the right is her now at 2 years old she’s my little diva!– Alisha Woods, Facebook
#WorldAnimalDay This is Hunni, Hunni had a bad accident 4 years ago and almost only had 3 legs, luckily the leg was saved and she only gets a slight limp in cold weather.– Melanie Birkbeck, Facebook
Our 4-month-old kittens from left to right, Felix, Beauty, Smokey & Bella!– Alisha Woods, Facebook
Enzo 2 years old, French Bulldog– Annette Milton, Facebook
#WorldAnimalDay Elmo is 21 years old, he loves to sleep in the dogs bed and anywhere cosy, he is deaf due to old age and loves to eat our food, he copies the dog staring stance!!– Melanie Birkbeck, Facebook
Rufio 8 weeks old– Lorraine Sullivan
Ollie and Wilson the cocker spaniels!– Sophie Lewis, Facebook
Hi! From Mckinley– Hayley Cooper, Facebook
Thank you to each and every one of our followers for sending in these beautiful pictures. We hope you enjoy World Animal Day and continue to support and raise the status of animals in today’s society so they can enjoy longer and more fulfilled lives!