Where is World Animal Day 2020?
When is World Animal Day 2020?
Sunday 4th October 2020
Francis of Assisi and why we celebrate World Animal Day on October 4th
The election of October 4th, which is also the name day of St. Francis of Assisi (1181/82 – 1226), goes back to Heinrich Zimmermann. Don’t you know Then it will be time for the curious holidays on October 4th to remedy the situation.
After all, the good Franz, as he is also known colloquially, according to legend, preached to the birds, converted wild wolves (?!) And generally regarded the fauna of the planet as wanted by God and therefore worthy of protection. So much for the Christian or popular legend, which then also builds the content-related bridge to the actual topic of this article, World Animal Day. Historical fact also remains that Francis of Assisi is considered the founder of the Christian Franciscan order and is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church (see also the list of related links below).
Although Zimmermann was able to organize the first local event on animal welfare in the Berlin Sports Palace on October 4, 1925, it was still a few years before his idea / demand for his own World Animal Day was implemented internationally.
The history of the creation of World Animal Day
Zimmermann presented his idea from May 12th to 17th, 1929 at the International Animal Welfare Congress, which at that time was meeting in Vienna for the third time. In total, representatives from 152 animal welfare associations from 32 countries took part in this congress and approved a catalog of demands with 23 points.
The last point in this catalog then dealt with Zimmermann’s demand for the introduction of a separate, annual animal welfare day. The final decision was supposed to take two more years, but at its meeting on May 8, 1931 in Florence, the congress decided to celebrate October 4 as World Animal Day.
Since then, World Animal Day, as an annual day of action, has contributed significantly to the spread of animal welfare internationally. Since 1950 then again in the Federal Republic of Germany, from where it started as an idea in 1924, has since been banned by the Nazis (see also Zimmermann’s origins).
World Animal Day Quotes
Animals generally return the love you lavish on them by a swift bite in passing—not unlike friends and wives. – Gerald Durrell
The indifference, callousness and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in great suffering in animals, and second because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of the human spirit. – Ashley Montagu
Maybe it’s animalness that will make the world right again: the wisdom of elephants, the enthusiasm of canines, the grace of snakes, the mildness of anteaters. Perhaps being human needs some diluting.
I don’t believe in the concept of hell, but if I did I would think of it as filled with people who were cruel to animals.
Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. – The Dalai Lama
“The scientific name for an animal that doesn’t either run from or fight its enemies is lunch.” – Michael Friedman
“Love of animals is a universal impulse, a common ground on which all of us may meet. By loving and understanding animals, perhaps we humans shall come to understand each other.” – Louis J. Camuti
If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.
We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be –the mythologized epitome of a savage ruthless killer – which is, in reality, no more than a reflected image of ourself. – Farley Mowat
You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us. – Robert Louis Stevenson
Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read. – Groucho Marx
Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.
The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men. – Leonardo Da Vinci
Animals are my friends and i don’t eat my friends
If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.―James Herriot
You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem. – A.A. Milne
Animals are such agreeable friends — they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. – George Eliot
Everyone’s pet is the most outstanding. This begets mutual blindness. – Jean Cocteau
Adopt, Don’t Shop.
All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.
Animals are not property or things but rather living organisms, subjects of a life, who are worthy of our compassion, respect, friendship, and support. – Marc Bekoff
Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.
An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language. – Martin Buber
He could tell by the way animals walked that they were keeping time to some kind of music. Maybe it was the song in their own hearts that they walked to. – Laura Adams Armer
The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts the commonest.
Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures
If slaughterhouses had glass walls, the whole world would be vegetarian.
“You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.” -Robert Louis Stevenson
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. – Anatole France
Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to. – Alfred A. Montapert
Animals, whom we have made our SLAVES, we do not like to consider our Equal. – Charles Darwin
I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.
Animals are born who they are, accept it, and that is that. They live with greater peace than people do.
I’m a real animal lover. I adore animals of all shapes and sizes.
Clearly, animals know more than we think, and think a great deal more than we know.
If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals. – Albert Einstein
Animals don’t lie. Animals don’t criticize. If animals have moody days, they handle them better than humans do.
The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.
Allow the power to flow through you. Don’t try to capture it. You wish only to borrow it.
We don’t live the lives of Eskimos. We don’t need to kill animals for fashion. – Charlize Theron
Animals are like little angels sent to earth to teach us how to love. They don’t get angry or play silly games. They are always there for us. – Whitney Mandel
Never break a promise to an animal. They’re like babies—they won’t understand.
The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man. – Charles Darwin
Happiness is a warm puppy. – Charles M. Schulz mylifeisg.com
The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
The scientific name for an animal that doesn’t either run from or fight its enemies is lunch. – Michael Friedman
The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. – Alice Walker
he bestial cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.
As custodians of the planet it is our responsibility to deal with all species with kindness, love and compassion. That these animals suffer through human cruelty is beyond understanding. Please help to stop this madness. – Richard Gere
Let us remember that animals are not mere resources for human consumption. They are splendid beings in their own right, who have evolved alongside us as co-inheritors of all the beauty and abundance of life on this planet – Marc Bekoff
True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power. Mankind’s true moral test, its fundamental test (which is deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals.
A dog is the only thing on earth that will love you more than you love yourself
Animals are god’s creatures. He surrounds them with his providential care. By their mere existence they bless him and give him glory. Thus men owe them kindness. – Catholic Church
Mankind’s true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. – Milan Kundera
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. – Thomas Edison
Killing animals for sport, for pleasure, for adventure, and for hides and furs is a phenomena which is at once disgusting and distressing. There is no justification in indulging is such acts of brutality. — Dalai Lama
If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. – Chief Seattle of the Suwamish Tribe
When a man has pity on all living creatures then only is he noble. – Buddha
Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul — chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth! – Anne Tyler
Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.
You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets. – Nora Ephron
Animals are the bridge between us and the beauty of all that is natural.
How it is that animals understand things I do not know, but it is certain that they do understand. Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it. Perhaps there is a soul hidden in everything and it can always speak, without even making a sound, to another soul. – Frances Hodgson Burnett
People speak sometimes about the bestial cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.
Man is the cruelest animal.
Dogs never bite me. Just humans. – Marilyn Monroe
Shall we, because we walk on our hind feet, assume to ourselves only the privilege of imperishability? – George Eliot Elitedaily.com
The difference between friends and pets is that friends we allow into our company, pets we allow into our solitude. – Robert Brault
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. – John Muir
I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being. – Abraham Lincoln
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. – Mahatma Gandhi
“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.” – Marilyn Monroe
I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self- contain’d, I stand and look at them long and long.
You know, sometimes the world seems like a pretty mean place.’ ‘That’s why animals are so soft and huggy.
Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. – Albert Einstein
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man. – Mark Twain
We patronize the animals for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they are more finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other Nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth. – Henry Beston
I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.
Besides love and sympathy, animals exhibit other qualities connected with the social instincts which in us would be called moral.
To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.