Thursday, October 4, 2012

October 4th is World Animals Day

October 4th is celebrated as World Animals Day. It started in Florence, Italy in 1931 at a convention of ecologists. The day was chosen to coincide with the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, a nature lover and patron saint of animals and the environment. 
Lets all try to avoid buying pets and try adopting them today and every day!
Statue of Saint Francis of Assisi petting a dog- photo by Ian Middleton

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