World Day for Farmed Animals observed on October 2
Every year, the World Day for Farmed Animals is celebrated
by the International Animal Welfare Organization, Asia for Animals Coalition
and World Animal Protection.
The day is celebrated to bring in awareness in treating
animals as sentient beings and make visible the urgency and importance of farm
India joined the other Asian countries to celebrate the day
under Asia for Animals Coalition grouping. Asia for Animals consists of 23
animal welfare organizations that are focused on improving welfare of animals
Significant of the Day:
The day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Mahatma
Gandhiji as he was an animal lover.
It is organised by FARM (Farm Animal Rights
Movement) since 1983.
Ghandi, who believed in treating all living beings with respect, World Farm Animals Day was founded to highlight the poor conditions suffered by some farm animals, and promote awareness in the hope something may be done to improve their lives.
Poor treatment of farm animals and intensive animal farming
pose pandemic level threat to humans.