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World Animal Day 4th October 2008

Show the animals you care and be part of something special.
Help make World Animal Day 2008 the Biggest and Best Yet

Although it’s only the end of April, now is the time to start thinking about how you’re going to celebrate World Animal Day this year to benefit your organisation.

Even if you don’t have a lot of spare time, there are plenty of fundraising / educational ideas on the website that don’t take much organising and, by starting to think about it now you can spread the workload. Also, if you enlist plenty of help the sky’s the limit! It might be that you already have an event planned that could become a World Animal Day celebration.

If you haven’t yet taken a look at the Roundup of some of the World Animal Events that took place in 2007 please do so, you’ll be inspired! Please click on the following link which will take you to the World Events Overview page and from here you can click on links to Africa, Asia, Australia & NZ, Europe, South America, UK and USA. At the bottom of each of these pages you will find a link to an additional image gallery. From the overview page you can also click on a link that will allow you to view all the events listed with World Animal Day in 2007, and in previous years. http://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/2007/EventReports/2007_overview.asp

You will probably be aware that the aim of the World Animal Day website is to encourage everybody interested in animals to use this special day to express their love and concern for all creatures by doing something special in celebration of our relationship with the animal kingdom. I’m sure you will agree that building the World Animal Day initiative is a wonderful way to heighten public awareness of animal issues and unite the animal welfare movement. It’s something that everyone can join in with whether they are part of an organisation, group, or as an individual. www.worldanimalday.org.uk is full of ideas to inspire visitors into getting involved and includes everything needed to help organise a successful World Animal Day event.

I would like to highlight the fact that World Animal Day is not linked to any one individual, organisation or campaign, but belongs to everyone. The official World Animal day website was created and is sponsored by Naturewatch in the UK but the organisation does not benefit from this in any way, shape or form.

The website features an online ‘Events Diary’ to provide free publicity to any group or individual who is doing something special connected with animals on or around 4th October. During the next few weeks, the online diary will be going live for 2008 so, as soon as you have an outline plan, please send a paragraph or two about your event to to be added to the diary to info@worldanimalday.org.uk.

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