A foal in Ethiopia sits in a field

On 4 October, organisations and individuals from around the world will come together to celebrate World Animal Day, an annual event championing the importance of animal welfare. Since 1931 this international day has called on animal lovers to unite and raise awareness and funds for the domestic or wild animal welfare cause of their choice.

SPANA will be celebrating this important day, read about how will be raising awareness of the importance of working animals around the world. 

SPANA calls on our supporters on World Animal Day to unite and put an end to the suffering of working horses, donkeys, mules, camels, and elephants: because a life of work needn’t mean a life of pain.

Read more about World Animal Day, including ideas for how to join the celebrations, and how you can support SPANA’s lifesaving work across the world. If you’re a teacher, we have a special blog post of ideas for weaving World Animal Day into your assemblies on the 4 October.

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World Animal Day assembly ideas

For all our supporters: take time to add World Animal Day to your calendar in October and join a growing international movement building a brighter future for animals everywhere.

For more fundraising ideas, read our 10 charity fundraising ideas for work. Food-lovers can read our 13 charity fundraising ideas for people who love food.