World Farm Animals Day
World Farm Animals Day is held on October 2. This event in the first decade of the month October is annual. Help us
Goats are great companions for other farm animals, including horses, cows, and chickens. Sheep make a bleating sound. Cows will outnumber people soon. With over 94 million cows in the U.S., there is approximately one cow for every three people.
With a massive market for beef in the U.S. and Canada, raising cattle is at the top of the list for livestock. Not only do you get a decent payout for each animal you raise, but cattle are remarkably low-maintenance.
Life is hectic and we often don’t take the time to think about where our food comes from and how it got to our plate. That’s why World Farm Animals Day is important to acknowledge. Created in memory of Mahatma Ghandi, the day highlights the suffering of billions of farm animals living in poor conditions on factory farms around the world, and helps to push for changes to be made to improve farm animals’ lives. Ghandi believed in treating all living beings with respect and this is an essential component of a compassionate and just society.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Junk Mail Awareness Week on October 1 (Junk mail isn't just annoying. Take a day to think about that and maybe take some action - sign up for Do Not Mail lists, or post a note on your mailbox declaring it a junk mail-free zone);
International Coffee Day on October 1 (At a meeting on 3–7 March 2014, a decision was taken by the International Coffee Organization to launch the first official International Coffee Day in Milan as part of Expo 2015);
Change A Light Day on October 1 (First Sunday of October);
National Walk Your Dog Week in US on October 1 (First Week of October);
Animal Welfare Week on October 1 (First Full Week of October);
Coffee Day in El Salvador on October 1 (Día de la caficultura);
Worldwide Day of Play on October 2 (is an annual event designed to encourage children and parents to turn off the television and play together, especially outdoors);
Vet Nurse Awareness Week in New Zealand on October 2 (Starts on the first Monday in October);
Tofu Day in Japan on October 2 (Tofu No Hi);
Mushroom Day on October 3 (unofficial mushroom picker holiday - silent hunt);
Fullmetal Alchemist Day on October 3 (celebrated by manga and anime lovers)