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
IFEEL, Rapper and animal rights advocate - Croatia
"If we would make time to make a connection with just one animal, we and the entire world would greatly benefit from that emotional heart-to-heart spark. I invite you to enrich your life with that experience and help make the world a better place for animals by meeting, feeling and helping one animal on World Animal Day."
Annabel Karmel, Leading Expert and Best-selling Author on Baby and Children's Food and Nutrition - United Kingdom
As devoted 'mummy' to Oscar my Golden Retriever and Hamilton my Samoyed puppy, I feel passionate about supporting World Animal Day. The unconditional love that you receive from animals is priceless and I can't imagine life without them. Unbelievable as it is, some people are cruel to defenceless animals and sadly they have no voice so they need us to take care of them and protect them. World Animal Day is so important as it reminds us to care for all these loving creaturesâ€¦
Maikel Scheffers, Wheelchair Tennis, 3rd in the world, Bronze Medal in Beijing 2008 Paralympics - The Netherlands
The 'Animal Medical Care Foundation' (AMCF) is invaluable for many animals in our world that lead a seemingly hopeless existence. My girlfriend and I have a dog named 'Silver' and when I get home from tournaments throughout the world, I enjoy full drafts of 'Silver' as he once again shows how happy he is that I'm home. 'Silver' gives me a very pleasant feeling and shows more than many of us what mutual love is. This is a bond that you can have without exception with an animal. I believe EVERY animal is worth more than a 'decent' life.
Linda Pétursdóttir, former Miss Iceland and Miss World - Iceland
It's a privilege and honor for me to support the marvelous cause World Animal Day represents. I also take great pleasure in being among those who seek to contribute to its work worldwide as well as within my own country Iceland, by appearing with my support on this website. Iceland is the youngest and among the smallest countries in Europe. It was discovered by Vikings shortly before the year 1000 whom carried livestock with them for survival. Since that time and for centuries, our lives depended on the wellbeing of such animals. Unfortunately and due to modern factory farming the lives of many of these sentient beings have been degraded by man. As an active participant in providing the only modern health club/spa for ladies only in Iceland and being it's owner my awareness of the importance of quality of life has risen year by year. It's my sincere believe that we should all aim to extend what we seek for our own wellbeing to the animals who we take into our service and into our lives.
Veldina AlibegiÄ, singer, supporter of 'Warm Paw' and German Teacher - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Animals are our true friends and they do not ask for anything in return except caring, a warm home and a crumble of love. It's a hard situation when it comes to animal rights here in Bosnia and Herzegovina, so it is crucial to speak up for those who don't have a voice themselves. The World Animal Day movement gives us all a wonderful opportunity to celebrate animal rights and raise awareness on the importance of humane treatment and love, especially when it comes to children. I will always lend my voice to animals, whether I'm on stage or in the classroom.