World Day For Farmed Animals Celebrated on October 2

World Day for Farmed Animals was celebrated on October 2, 2020 by the International animals’ welfare organization, World Animal Protection along with the Asia for Animals coalition in order to bring the focus on the need to treat farm animals as sentient beings.

Key Facts

  • Various organizations from India, Thailand, South Korea, Nepal, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, China, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and New Zealand participated in this event.
  • Asia for Animals (AfA) Coalition is composed of 23 well-known and respected animal welfare organizations that have a shared focus on improving the welfare of animals in Asia.

Why this day is observed?

The day is celebrated to raise awareness among people that intensive animal farming and poor treatment of farm animals can lead to a pandemic-level threat to humans. It could also depletes the health of the animals. It is to be noted that diseases such as swine flu, bird flu, and Nipah virus all have emerged from farmed animals only. These viruses lead to human pandemics which usually arises when a strain of the avian influenza virus/bird-flu is transmitted from wild aquatic birds to farmed chickens.

World Day for Farmed Animals

The day is celebrated on the birth anniversary Mahatma Gandhi who was a animal lover. The day is being organised by the Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) since 1983.

World Day for Farmed Animals Asia

It is an organisation focusing on the importance and urgency of Farm Animal Welfare in Asia. It also draw attention on how animal welfare is interlinked with other global issues affecting animals, people, & our planet.

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