World Animal Day
World Animal Day or unofficially world animal lover day is a cause for celebration for anyone who loves animals-irrespective of their national, geographical or religious beliefs. The day was formulated at a convention of ecologists in Florence as a method of highlighting the plight of endangered species. October 4 was thus chosen as World Animal Day and quite appropriately so as it is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. But this in no way makes it a religious festival, though of course it does speak a religion, the religion of love towards animals.