October 4th World Animal Day
Today has been placed on the Feast of St. Francis Day because St. Francis was an animal lover. It became official in 1931, first celebrated in Italy. I truly do love animals. Animals of all kinds. Having grown up on a farm I had the opportunity to interact with numerous different types of animals and found none of them judgmental, pretentious or superior. And if you gave them even a little bit of love you could have a friend for life. After-all, technically we humans are animals as well.
How to celebrate – Adopt a pet. Give to an animal protection organization. If you see an animal in need, stop and help them.
Rainforests are found all over the world, even in Canada! They are essential to our environment for many, many reasons but if you want to focus on just one… they provide 20% of the oxygen on earth. That sort of makes you think twice about allowing groups that destroy the forests for no real good reason. The animals that live there, the chemicals in our air that the trees are able to absorb, and so much more, are all a win-win for all of us. The day was founded in 2017 by “Rainforest Partnership” in Austin, Texas.
How to celebrate – Visit a rainforest. Research all the rainforests of the world. Research all the products that come from a rainforest.