World Animal Day
Our families are the real abodes of warmth and love, which are regularly replenished with new members. Are there any for whom the pet is not a member of the family? Hardly. And if so, then the owner should remember the famous phrase of the authorship of A. De Saint-Exupery from his work "The Little Prince". And if you do not remember this phrase, reread the work again. In order to protect our smaller brothers, a holiday such as the World Animal Protection Day was introduced.
When and for what was this holiday invented?
Almost a hundred years ago, mankind first seriously thought about animals as equal inhabitants of the planet Earth. The animals began to pay more attention, the governments of many countries saw the harm done to living nature by human activity.
In this regard, many states have begun to enact legislation prohibiting hunting for many species of animals. First of all, this was due to the fact that many species due to human insatiability simply disappeared from the face of the Earth.
Therefore, in 1931, the World Animal Protection Day was introduced to draw attention to animal problems on the list of world holidays. Traditionally, they celebrate it every year - on October 3. Quite often this holiday is associated with Francis of Assisi - the patron of animals among Catholics.
The number of countries where various events are organized for the Animal Protection Day is growing every year, now there are about 70 of them. At the same time, each state considers it its duty to fight poachers who want to receive a large income from the sale of the animal to the zoo or private hands.
What problems are covered at the events?
World Animal Protection Day is a holiday designed to help our lesser brothers to find and defend their right to protection. The matter concerns, by the way, not only wild animals, but also pets. After all, we know a lot of cases when cats or dogs were subjected to violence by the owners or were simply thrown out onto the street.
Such issues are dealt with by the local animal welfare society. Of course, these structures work best in the UK and the United States of America. Apparently, this is due to the upbringing and developed from childhood a sense of responsibility to defenseless beings. As a rule, careless owners can fine or even lead to a court for cruel treatment of animals, and remove the pet and place in another family where they will be taken care of.
What activities are taking place on Animal Protection Day?
On this day, the Society for the Protection of Animals, armed with the support of local authorities, often holds various festive events. Often during their time, volunteers collect donations for animal needs in shelters or special programs for wild animals (conservation projects, etc.).
On such a day it is possible to conduct educational conversations with schoolchildren and pupils of preschool institutions. It is better to submit information to them in small fragments, reinforcing the knowledge they invest with social advertising spots, documentary films. We should also make a short account of what the World Animal Protection Day was invented for. Pictures by theme, slides or presentations will only brighten the report. If the city has a shelter for animals, you can organize his visit, holding a kind of action for the addition of animals. It is verified that it is after such actions that many animals are taken away by new owners.
In addition, no less interesting events will be open animal exhibitions in some park or square. There too, volunteers can come with animals from the shelter, thus advertising their pupils.
For the theme evening for this holiday, you need to prepare a script. Animal Protection Day is a holiday when funny quizzes about animals, contests, drawing on this topic and much more are quite appropriate.
How to bring up love for animals?
Love for the outside world is something that parents should learn from their earliest childhood, and then the school in biology lessons. Of course, a significant part of education falls precisely on the mother and father, who are obliged to explain to the child why it is impossible to offend the animals. First of all, it is necessary to tell the child that any aggression from the person to the animal is a manifestation of strength, but one should not offend the one who is weaker than you. Show him an example. Feed a stray dog or cat on the street, start a home of your own pet, perhaps even from a shelter. Go there with the child, and let him take part in the choice of the future pet.
A small step for an animal
Thus, the World Animal Protection Day is a very important holiday, playing a crucial role in the formation of the personality. After all, kindness is not difficult at all! Helping a homeless person is a small step for one person, but a huge step for all people.