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
Kika Mirylees, Actress - United Kingdom
"I'm so glad to hear that you are trying to raise awareness in other parts of the world where animals are often at the bottom of the list. Having compassion for other species is so important, particularly in regard to our own development as human beings. Good luck with your work."
The late Pollyanna Pickering, Wildlife Artist - United Kingdom
"I have been incredibly fortunate that my work has brought me into such close contact with the natural world and I never cease to be amazed by the variety, beauty and intelligence of the animals I paint. World Animal Day provides a wonderful opportunity for us all to celebrate the ways in which our lives are enriched by animals and to support all the hardworking organisations which are striving to end animal suffering worldwide."
Jilly Cooper OBE, Author - United Kingdom
"Nothing gives me more pleasure than my dogs, cats, the Highland pony herd in the surrounding fields, the dogs I meet on walks every day, the deer wandering through the field, the fox, rabbits and badgers. Every day I feed the birds and rejoice in the different species that come flying in. The animal kingdom brings us such joy and it is our duty and privilege to repay them with kindness, understanding and constant vigilance."
Twiggy Lawson, Actress and Model - United Kingdom
"How wonderful to have a day to celebrate all the animals in the world. What a lonely, awful place it would be without them. They enrich every aspect of life so let's celebrate them and work together to bring an end to all animal suffering."
Uri Geller, Author and Illusionist - Israel
"I love my dogs, they are a part of my family. We should all love and care for all animals!"