“World Animal Day dates as far back as 1925 when Heinrich Zimmermann organized the first celebration in Berlin. Zimmermann, the publisher of a German animal lovers’ magazine, “Man and Dog,” launched the event to raise awareness and improve the welfare of animals. The date of October 4 is also known as the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron Saint of animals.” See https://spiritoftheholidays.org/animal-holidays/world-animal-day/
As highlighted in a 2020 announcement, there are (at least) “seven acts of kindness to animals” we can consider:
- Release wild animals into their natural habitat
- Place a feeding or water bowl for birds
- Make your yard wildlife friendly
- Plant a tree
- Let them take rest
- Help young animals find their mother
- Stop making animals fight each other
See https://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/news/view/seven-acts-of-kindness-to-animals for more information.
Today’s humble haiku: World Animal Day
The Golden Rule
applies to all animals –
human and “more than“
Thanks for sharing!
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Hi, I do keep a clay pottery tray on my deck railing and fill it every day with fresh water. I was amazed how often the birds drink out of it.