World Animal Welfare Day is celebrated on 4 October

Highlights:

  • World Animal Welfare Day is celebrated on 4th October across the world. 
  • The day aims to raise awareness about improving the welfare standards of the animals across the world and also to celebrate the relationship between humankind and animal kingdom. 
  • It also aims to educate the world and full regard to their welfare.
  • World Animal Day The day was first organized by Heinrich Zimmermann on 24th March 1925, at Sports Palace in Berlin, Germany. 
  • More than 5,000 people attended the first event. 
  • Initially, it was scheduled for 4th October to align with Saint Francis of Assisi feast day. 
  • In 1929, World Animal Day was celebrated on 4th October for the first time. 
  • World Animal Welfare Day was first started in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence, Italy, to highlight the importance of endangered species.