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Happy World Animal Day! October 4, 2009

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- 3542 days ago -
World Animal Day was started in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence to highlight the plight of endangered species. Since then it has grown to encompass all kinds of animal life and is widely celebrated in countries throughout the world.


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BernadetteP P (72)
Saturday October 3, 2009, 5:57 pm

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Saturday October 3, 2009, 7:23 pm
Wonderful news, Tom. Thank you.

rose s (239)
Saturday October 3, 2009, 7:34 pm
Thanks Tom i will be celebrating to the 'Max'.Hope others will the same 'cause a day to celebrate our precious ones will help create awareness to treat our animals humanely and stop abuse.Animals must be recognised as part our world and our survival and theirs are connected.

Jeanette Steffi G (189)
Saturday October 3, 2009, 8:16 pm
I will be celebrating this day with joy with my pets. I just hope the typhoon's gone by then.

Thanks for the news!

Rhonda Maness (580)
Saturday October 3, 2009, 8:56 pm
Thanks Tom

Janet Solomon (231)
Sunday October 4, 2009, 1:00 am
Every day should be 'world Animal Day', non?
Thank you, Tom. xo Namaste!

suzanne o (43)
Sunday October 4, 2009, 2:14 am

Nan B (62)
Sunday October 4, 2009, 3:51 am
Oh wow this is pretty cool, I think they deserve a day all of their own!
This is perrrrrrrrfect.
Thanks Tom

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday October 4, 2009, 6:48 am
I agree with Janet every day should be World Animal Day....but if it takes one day to highlight an issue then so be it. These animals, this planet needs all the stand up and pay attention it can get.

mary f (200)
Sunday October 4, 2009, 7:40 am
thanks tom i'l be celebrating with my 3 dogs

Tierney G (381)
Sunday October 4, 2009, 7:44 am
It is a happy day indeed I am a grand chicken mom again!! We just had three new baby chicks hatch!!!!Perfect timing. Thanks Tom

Cynthia Davis (340)
Sunday October 4, 2009, 8:09 am
TY Tom, Celebrating with my 2 dog 1 cat and 2 guinea pigs.

Alice C (1797)
Sunday October 4, 2009, 8:51 am
Thanks Tom ~ I'm celebrating with with the wildlife here at the farm along with four kitties Tim, Tiger, Target and Grillo : )

Teri Johnson (21)
Sunday October 4, 2009, 10:45 am
Events are too far away for me, but i'm there in spirit! Every day is animal day for me and my wonderful friends. Thanks Tom - great news.

MmAway M (519)
Sunday October 4, 2009, 11:19 am

This was OUTSTANDING!!!! Yes, I do wish everyday was Animal Day, and it certainly should be.

This is totally so well put together, found myself almost watching it twice, just outstanding!!!

Thanks for this one Tom!! Loved it!!

johnnie W (23)
Sunday October 4, 2009, 2:40 pm
Why can we not have a week of Animal Day that would be great. I hope all these things remain the same for ever and helps the children focus on the animals.

Catherine O Neill (73)
Sunday October 4, 2009, 2:49 pm
Yes there is a light at the end of a dark tunnel. This is just fantastic. All my furry loved ones are getting extra special hugs & treats for their Special Day!!

Susan D (116)
Sunday October 4, 2009, 3:23 pm
Please, no matter what other way you may be celebrating, will all kind people -- that's you, dear reader -- please consider making an extra donation to their favourite-- or any-- animal charity. It may be just a very small donation, but it will make a difference. You could consider giving to: -- they are trying to raise enough money to create further bear sanctuaries so that ALL of the last "dancing" (ie. cruelly abused) bears can be rescued.

Mandi T (367)
Sunday October 4, 2009, 5:38 pm
I love this! But then, everyday is a celebration of love for all animals,AS IT SHOULD BE.

Tom M (814)
Sunday October 4, 2009, 9:35 pm
Thanks for all your comments and Happy Animal Day everyone! I celebrated with my dog Blue.

Update on Leigh and Sam posted by Rhonda in WOLF TRACKS:
"Sam has been found and is at the vet's office. From what I understand, she has been sedated and that are going to do x rays in the morning. I have no idea why that are waiting, but learned that Sam either can't walk or is having difficulty walking. If I learn more, I'll post. Let's all send positive energy toward Sam and Leigh."

Sam Brown (3)
Monday October 5, 2009, 2:21 am
I was at the Leeds Buddhist blessing ceremony yesterday... it was amazing. So much positive energy flowing around :) People all united in their appreciation of our furry friends ^^ Pets, working and wild animals alike. Very special.

David B (34)
Monday October 5, 2009, 3:21 am
thank you's just unfortunate that it dosen't get the same recognition that someothers do,that i may add don't deserve it

rose s (239)
Monday October 5, 2009, 8:00 pm
I just want to add that this will be my BIGGEST holiday in the calender 'Happy Animal Day 4thOct. A day set aside to celebrate our cherished and most precious animals is most befitting to the animal kingdom..Imagine a world without animals- would be a very grim and dismal place ..Thanks Tom.

greenplanet e (155)
Monday October 5, 2009, 11:05 pm
Happy animal day to all the dear animals. May all humans learn to be more humane and treat our animal friends and relations better.

Winefred M (88)
Sunday October 18, 2009, 9:22 am
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