During the week October 1-7 we celebrated “Be Kind to Animals Week“. October takes on several important days for animals- the birth date of humanitarian and animal advocate Mohandas Gandhi, and World Animal Day along with the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
Building on the celebration of World Animal Day, Be Kind To Animals Week is celebrated in different ways in every country, irrespective of nationality, religion, faith or political ideology. Through increased awareness and education we can create a world where animals are always recognised as sentient beings, given the compassion and freedom they deserve.
There are so many ways we can help improve the lives of animals – from taking the dog for a walk to leaving water out for native birds; from participating in conscientious consumerism by always buying cruelty-free products, to sponsoring an animal at a farm sanctuary.
The most powerful choice we can make every day is kindness – be kind to every kind.