World Animal Day 4 October

World Animal Day 4 October

Did you know that there is such a day as World Animal Day? And that this week is also ‘Be Kind to Animals Week’?

Each of us can make a big difference to animals.  Rather than harping on about the state of animals around the world today I will let the wonderful initiatives that various people have founded to celebrate animals speak for themselves:

Check out the Be Kind To Animals Week website which is a bounty of resources for schools and others who simply wish to care for animals.

The top 10 ways to help animals according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). I don’t entirely agree with this list but it is good food for thought.

World Animal Day UK website – very cool site with lot’s of information!!

Check out the beautiful rescue animals – more than 300 – who live at Edgar’s Mission in Victoria, Australia! That will put a smile on your dial! There are similar projects all around the world which are testimony to the many animal lovers out there who wish to create a fairer place for all animals, human and non-human! And maybe somebody will get inspired to set one up right now.

And last but by no means least, please watch the wonderful Avian Behaviourist Josh Cook : Thinking Outside the Cage and showing us how we could engage in a beautiful two way relationship with birds.


Happy World Animal Day everybody!!!


  • these are great referrals – what’s your own stance on animals and the cruelty inflicted upon them for the $ake of a dollar? i believe that we are need to embrace the idea that animals are sentient beings. what’s your view on this?

    • I am completely convinced that animals are sentient beings and have always thought it is really odd that some people think animals have no feelings. Of course they have feelings, just like us. Only because we can’t communicate with them doesn’t mean that there is nothing. It is about time we appreciate animals and everything around us more :)

  • Christel Price

    Thanks for sharing this. I am definitely passionate about appreciating animals and find it quite tragic that they are not treated with greater respect. Good to know about some great resources and organisations.

  • Donna

    It’s funny Ulrike, I have a gorgeous dog Chester resting his head in my lap and licking my hand every now and then as I type this…he makes me giggle. I house sit regularly which includes minding gorgeous animals like Chester, I love it! AND I have recently become a regular donor with the RSPCA :) What I find with doing this is I come across many pet owners who have rescue animal…at first I found disturbing, but at the same time they have found loving owners in the end :)