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High Coo – Oct 4 – World Animal Day

https://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/

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:

  1. Release wild animals into their natural habitat
  2. Place a feeding or water bowl for birds
  3. Make your yard wildlife friendly
  4. Plant a tree
  5. Let them take rest
  6. Help young animals find their mother
  7. 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

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