Friday 4th October 2013 is World Animal Day, and if you love all creatures great and small, now is the time to follow the mission statement of world animal day and:
- Celebrate animal life in all its forms
- Acknowledge the diverse roles that animals play in our lives
- Be thankful for the way in which animals enrich our lives
- Take this special opportunity to help make animal welfare issues front-page news around the globe
As someone who adores animals (possibly more than human beings!), I struggle to understand how anyone could harm a creature for the sake of its horn, tusk, fin or fur coat, how anyone could profit from breeding dogs who spend their entire life in a cage, and how anyone could harm an animal for fun… but sadly, not everyone feels the same.
However, World Animal Day is all about celebrating these beautiful creatures with who we share our planet, and so I dedicate this blog to some very special girls and boys we have met on our journeys around the world…