World Day for Farmed Animals
World Day for Farmed Animals is held on October 2. This event in the first decade of the month October is annual. Help us
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.
The World Day for Farmed Animals (WDFA), founded in 1983, is dedicated to exposing the needless suffering and death of sentient animals raised and slaughtered for food. World Day for Farmed Animals will continue until animals are no longer seen as commodities, raised for their flesh and by-products.
World Farm Animals Day is celebrated on the birthday of the legendary spiritual leader and human rights activist, Mahatma Gandhi. He said he believed all living things needed to be treated equally and with respect and dignity, including animals of all kinds.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
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);
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);
Vet Nurse Awareness Week in New Zealand on October 2 (Starts on the first Monday in October);
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);
Animals' Day in Poland on October 4 (Dzień Zwierząt, established in 2006);
International Walk and Bike to School Day on October 4 (the first Wednesday in October)