Mules walking on mountain
Mules walking on mountain

World Animal Day 2018

World Animal Day 2018

To mark World Animal Day 2018, SPANA is raising awareness of those animals that often get overlooked – the working horses, donkeys, mules, camels and elephants that help over half a billion people around the world. Our research shows that 40 per cent of UK adults don’t know what a working animal is, so please join us in helping to raise awareness this World Animal Day.

The mules of Morocco

Morocco has the fifth largest population of mules in the world – 385,000. Take an in-depth look at one of these hardworking mules, Hamida, and his owner Hassan, as they give you a glimpse into life in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.

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Working animals around the world

There are thought to be more than 200 million working animals around the world. Take a look at our interactive map of working animals and discover the important role these animals play in countries across the globe by clicking on the button below.

 

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How can I help?

This World Animal Day you can help us reach even more working animals that need our care by donating, fundraising for us, or simply by raising awareness of our work.

Find out more about ways you can get involved with SPANA’s work.

Discover more ways to get invovled

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Knitting and crocheting for working animals: Big knit for vet kit

Using our patterns, you can craft your very own Duncan the donkey, Hattie the horse, Oscar the ox, Emma the elephant, or Clarence the camel!

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SPANA World Tea Party

Have fun hosting a SPANA World Tea Party whilst raising vital funds for working animals.

Table of cakes

Organising charity events for Spana

Organising charity events for SPANA is easy with support from us - get your free fundraising booklet today.

Children with knitted crocheted animals ethiopia

Knitting and crocheting for working animals: Big knit for vet kit

Using our patterns, you can craft your very own Duncan the donkey, Hattie the horse, Oscar the ox, Emma the elephant, or Clarence the camel!

Table of cakes

SPANA World Tea Party

Have fun hosting a SPANA World Tea Party whilst raising vital funds for working animals.

Table of cakes

Organising charity events for Spana

Organising charity events for SPANA is easy with support from us - get your free fundraising booklet today.