World Animal Day - a special opportunity for everyone who cares about animals
View a letter of support from HRH the Duke of York on the launch of the World Animal Day movement in 2003.
Patron - Anneka Svenska
We are delighted to introduce you to Anneka Svenska who has officially given her support to the World Animal Day movement by agreeing to become a Patron. Find out more about Anneka.
Poet-in-Residence - Susan Richardson
We are honoured to have our very own poet-in-residence, Susan Richardson, who promotes and supports the mission of World Animal Day in so many ways. Find out more about Susan
Barb Jungr, singer, songwriter, composer and writer
Barb Jungr is an English singer, songwriter, composer and writer whose work challenges categorisation and spans popular music, theatre, cabaret and jazz. She is known as a performer of “contemporary cabaret”.
"The summer before last I went up to the Isle of Skye, and as a little boat crossed Loch Coruisk a golden eagle flew above us only 20 or so feet above us for long enough that we could see it’s magnificent wingspan and feathers and colours. It was a gift from the universe.
World Animal Day reminds us that we are all one. We walk amongst animals and they walk amongst us. The little fox who runs across my car park in central London is my neighbour." - Barb Jungr
Kid Creole, American musician, singer and songwriter
Thomas August Darnell Browder, known professionally as August Darnell and under the stage name Kid Creole, is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known for co-founding Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band and subsequently forming and leading Kid Creole and the Coconuts.
Kid Creole is delighted to support the World Animal Day movement to raise the status of animals.
‘First came the animals. Let's remember this elusive fact. We owe them a lot. We are all connected. To be 'an animal' is not an insult. How did that happen? It's a compliment. Be wise. Be kind. There is a sublime reason why we look like our pets!’ Kid Creole
Maureen Lipman, English actress, columnist and comedian
Maureen Lipman, is an English film, theatre and television actress, columnist and comedian who is delighted to endorse the mission of World Animal Day.
“I am happy to be supporting World Animal day with a doodle and a prayer” Maureen Lipman
Aleksandra Kovac, Songwriter, film and music producer
Aleksandra Kovac is one of Serbia's most appreciated songwriters, film and music producer. In addition to scoring the 2015 BAFTA Scotland New Talent award nominated short "Separate lives", she is also the first MTV award winner in the history of her country, as well as a bestselling artist and songwriter. Aleksandra ran her own animal shelter from 2005 - 2009 and found forever homes for the animals she rescued. Now she supports people who are caring for and rehoming animals.
Aleksandra says: "World Animal Day is such an important reminder that we, humans, have a huge responsibility towards all animals, domesticated and wild, and need to work towards saving them, caring for them and giving them the rights they so desperately need and deserve. I, for one, fight for them every chance I get and try to inspire others to do the same, especially young people who can make a tremendous change in this world."