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WORLD FARM ANIMALS DAY

Quick Facts : World Farm Animals Day

  • Date: Oct 02, 2014
  • International
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The birth of the great Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi, on the 2nd of October is also rightfully observed as the World Farm Animals Day (WFAD) in all over the world. Driving from the teachings of non-violence towards all living-beings, Mahatma Gandhi provides adequate inspiration for vegetarians and animal activists worldwide to protest the cruelty meted out to animals specifically raised in farms as food. The World Farm Animals movement designated 2nd October as a worldwide annual protest against factory farms and slaughterhouses to voice their discontent regarding the abject and cruel slaughter of animals for consumption. An approximate of 58 billion animals are killed in the factory farms and slaughterhouses worldwide to produce meat, eggs, and dairy. World Farm Animals Day works to reveal mourn, and honor the tortuous suffering and death of cows, pigs, turkeys, chickens, and other animals raised primarily for food.

The World Farm Animals Day is organized by dedicated volunteers in communities of all the 50 states in the United States of America. The event is also celebrated in more than 20 different countries of the world including India, Australia, Canada, Albania, Israel, Cameroon, United Kingdom, Uganda, Thailand, Tanzania, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, New Zealand, Kenya and Japan among others. The event includes story-telling sessions, vegan cooking and cruelty-free festivals. Animal activists also encourage and dialogue the local state governors and mayors to be vocal in issuing special proclamations and measures to restrain cruelty towards animals. The participants of the Farm Animal Day generally comprises of animal advocacy groups and individual activists. In-fact anyone and everyone who loves and cares about innocent little animals can lend a hand in the event. One primary concern of the event and the movement as a whole is to promote a vegan or a vegetarian life-style which ensures a safer life-span for animals. The event also seeks to expose how big and multi-national agri-business houses work to manipulate the government, social institutions and a well-meaning public as a whole to sell products which depend on the heartless slaughter of animals.

Launched in 1983 the World Farm Animals Day is an international campaign of Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based and operating for just outside the borders of Washington, D.C. FARM pursues animal liberation through vegan education and animal advocacy campaigns and complies with local volunteers to host activities and events. It also serves as a resource for furnishing information, guidance, materials, media outreach, and an online Events Directory to animal rights activists the world round.

The 2011 Annual Word Report on the World Farm Animals Day has deemed the event a major success noted that this day was celebrated and supported by nearly 500 communities from all over the world.

World Farm Animals Day Observances

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DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Wed
  • Oct 02, 2013
  • Thu
  • Oct 02, 2014

International holidays celebrated in year 2014

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Wed
  • Jan 01, 2014
  • Sat
  • Jan 04, 2014
  • Sat
  • Jan 11, 2014
  • International Thank-You Day
  • Thu
  • Jan 30, 2014
  • Wed
  • Feb 12, 2014
  • Darwin Day
  • Sat
  • Feb 22, 2014
  • Sat
  • Mar 01, 2014
  • International Day of the Seal
  • Thu
  • Mar 20, 2014
  • World Frog Day
  • Fri
  • Mar 21, 2014
  • World Down Syndrome Day
  • Sat
  • Mar 22, 2014
  • Sun
  • Mar 23, 2014
  • World Meteorological Day
  • Sat
  • Mar 29, 2014
  • Wed
  • Apr 02, 2014
  • International Children’s Book Day
  • Mon
  • Apr 07, 2014
  • Sat
  • Apr 12, 2014
  • Yuri's Night
  • Mon
  • Apr 21, 2014
  • International Creativity and Innovation Day
  • Tue
  • Apr 22, 2014
  • Wed
  • Apr 23, 2014
  • Fri
  • Apr 25, 2014
  • World Penguin Day
  • Sat
  • May 03, 2014
  • World Press Freedom Day
  • Mon
  • May 05, 2014
  • International Midwives Day
  • Thu
  • May 08, 2014
  • Sat
  • May 10, 2014
  • World Lupus Day
  • Mon
  • May 12, 2014
  • International Nurses Day
  • Tue
  • May 13, 2014
  • IEEE Global Engineering Day
  • Thu
  • May 15, 2014
  • International Day of Families
  • Sun
  • May 18, 2014
  • International Museum Day
  • Wed
  • May 21, 2014
  • World Day for Cultural Diversity
  • Thu
  • May 22, 2014
  • International Day for Biological Diversity
  • Fri
  • May 23, 2014
  • World Turtle Day
  • Sat
  • May 24, 2014
  • World Schizophrenia Day
  • Sun
  • May 25, 2014
  • Towel Day
  • Sat
  • May 31, 2014
  • Sun
  • Jun 08, 2014
  • Sat
  • Jun 14, 2014
  • Mon
  • Jun 16, 2014
  • International Day of the African Child
  • Tue
  • Jun 17, 2014
  • World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought
  • Fri
  • Jun 20, 2014
  • World Refugee Day
  • Fri
  • Jul 11, 2014
  • Wed
  • Jul 16, 2014
  • Fri
  • Aug 08, 2014
  • Universal & International Infinity Day
  • Sat
  • Aug 09, 2014
  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
  • Sun
  • Aug 10, 2014
  • International Biodiesel Day
  • Wed
  • Aug 13, 2014
  • International Lefthanders Day
  • Thu
  • Aug 14, 2014
  • Sat
  • Aug 23, 2014
  • International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition
  • Mon
  • Sep 15, 2014
  • Software Freedom Day
  • Tue
  • Sep 16, 2014
  • International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
  • Fri
  • Sep 19, 2014
  • Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • Sun
  • Sep 21, 2014
  • World Gratitude Day
  • Mon
  • Sep 22, 2014
  • World Car-Free Day
  • Mon
  • Sep 29, 2014
  • Thu
  • Oct 02, 2014
  • Fri
  • Oct 03, 2014
  • World Temperance Day
  • Sat
  • Oct 04, 2014
  • Sun
  • Oct 05, 2014
  • Fri
  • Oct 10, 2014
  • World Mental Health Day
  • Thu
  • Oct 16, 2014
  • Fri
  • Oct 17, 2014
  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • Fri
  • Oct 24, 2014
  • Sat
  • Nov 08, 2014
  • World Town Planning Day
  • Sun
  • Nov 16, 2014
  • International Day for Tolerance
  • Fri
  • Nov 21, 2014
  • Sun
  • Nov 30, 2014
  • International Computer Security Day
  • Mon
  • Dec 01, 2014
  • Tue
  • Dec 02, 2014
  • International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
  • Fri
  • Dec 05, 2014
  • International Volunteers Day
  • Sun
  • Dec 07, 2014
  • International Civil Aviation Day
  • Wed
  • Dec 10, 2014