World Animal Day - a special opportunity for everyone who cares about animals
How many selfies do you take every week? In the months and weeks leading up to 4 October each year, we're asking you to take a few extra photos to help promote World Animal Day and raise the status of animals around the globe.
You can play a very important role by sharing your #worldanimalday selfies with friends on social media and with us. Sharing selfies will help tremendously to raise global awareness of World Animal Day and encourage participation in celebrating this special date. Please ask your friends to do the same!
During the months leading up to World Animal Day:
And on World Animal Day:
- Print a Happy World Animal Day Selfie Poster - with or without a pledge - 210x297mm. Please select one of the following Happy#WorldAnimalDay posters:
2. Take a selfie with your poster - the more creative the better - and share far and wide across all your social media channels using the #WorldAnimalDay
3. Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org for publication on our social media platforms.
Please print in colour if you can otherwise black and white is fine. If you don't have a printer, please open the poster on a phone or tablet screen and hold it up while you take a photo!
Please note: You must be happy to have your photo shared on social media belonging to World Animal Day HQ, Naturewatch Foundation and other reputable organisations affiliated with us.
Thank you for snapping a selfie for animals - we look forward to receiving your photos!
Want to do more?
We'd love you to get involved and make a difference for animals by organising an event. The size of the event isn't important - showing you care and encouraging others to do the same is what matters.
You need to register to use the World Animal Day website (to avoid spam) and then you can add your activity to the global diary of events.
If you need inspiration, check out the Events section and you will also find ideas for:
Your involvement, large or small, will help make animals front page news around the globe – a vital catalyst for change! Thank you so much for engaging with us to promote World Animal Day in order to raise the status of animals!
Building the celebration of the World Animal Day movement mobilises people for action now for a better future for animals. Through increased awareness and education we can make this world a fairer place for all living creatures.
In the ‘About Me’ section, please outline how you are involved with animals, for example: you may be a pet owner, a member of an animal welfare organisation, or you may work in animal welfare. Your co-operation is appreciated as this will help stop spam being posted on the website.
Scroll down this page to find time-saving resources such as logos, posters, flyers and leaflets.
One more thing: You can also help the animals by including information about World Animal Day on your website throughout the year to help encourage increased participation. Please include a link to: www.worldanimalday.org.uk
World Animal Day logo
Please include the official Logo in all advertising and promotional material for your event, such as press releases, websites, E-newsletters, leaflets, stickers, posters, banners, t-shirts, etc.
Branding Partner - We would like to express our appreciation to Delia Bonfilio who designed the World Animal Day, logo translations, and continues to provide valuable support. Bonfilio - Design With Purpose, is a multi-disciplinary micro agency led by graphic artist and animal advocate, Delia Bonfilio.
Resources for children
World Animal Day is for children too! In fact, the future welfare of animals depends on them.
We're sure you have lots of ideas of how to get them involved on October 4. If not, feel free to print out these colourful activity sheets for young children.
Colouring sheets (European Forest, The Farm, Africa, The Jungle, The Arctic)
Create your own posters, leaflets and banners
Designed to make it easy for you to create your own posters, leaflets and banners to advertise your World Animal Day event, and to encourage everyone who cares about animals to get involved in celebrating this unique day.
Editable leaflet (A4)
210 x 297mm
Editable leaflet (A5)
148 x 210mm
World Animal Day logo banner
1600 x 1200mm
'Get Involved' - front of double-sided leaflet
99 x 210mm
'Get Involved' - back of double-sided leaflet
99 x 210mm
'About World Animal Day' leaflet
210 x 297mm
Share our Videos far and wide
- Produced by Anneka Svenska, Celebrity Ambassador, the video promotes World Animal Day in a fun but thought-provoking way.
- Actor and celebrity supporter, Dan Richardson, asks everyone to make a difference for animals around the world on October 4.
Press release template
Model Animal Welfare Act
Ethical, scientific, and policy developments have led to many countries seeking to introduce or improve national animal welfare legislation. The Model Animal Welfare Act has been prepared by World Animal Net to assist with this process.
It's been designed to serve as a basic template and guidance document for those interested in enacting new legislation or improving existing animal protection legislation. It has been drafted using an extensive comparative law exercise, taking into account ‘best practice’ in the field. Thus it is aspirational in nature; seeking to provide the best possible structures, systems and provisions to protect the welfare of animals. This may mean that countries which are just starting to establish animal welfare requirements might decide to introduce its provisions progressively. In such cases, a strategic approach (step-wise and prioritised) is recommended. This could also be considered in cases where countries already have structures, systems and provisions that have been introduced gradually over time, but remain less than optimal. The important principle is that each country works progressively towards the best possible protection for the welfare of its animal population, and indeed – as elaborated in the Three Rs approach – the eventual reduction and replacement of any uses of animals which compromise their welfare. Find out more and download the Model Animal Welfare Act.