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National Animal Advocacy Day – April 30, 2023

National Animal Advocacy Day, celebrated on April 30 every year, is a special day to honor, respect, and celebrate every animal advocate who works tirelessly to save animals from abuse, exploitation, and cruelty. Did you know that in the United States, millions of animals are abused to death annually? Yes, according to statistics, annually, over 10 million animals in the United States die of abuse. In fact, more shocking statistics reveal that one animal is abused every minute in the world. This is why the work that animal advocates across the world do to promote the protection and rescue of animals is so important.

History of National Animal Advocacy Day

National Animal Advocacy Day was created by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals (A.S.P.C.A.). This was the first humane society to be established in North America and is one of the largest in the world. The core mission of this organization is based on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law. On this National Animal Advocacy Day, A.S.P.C.A. will host a live webinar that will break down the process of how a bill becomes a law and also will share details about its advocacy volunteer programs. You can register for this exciting webinar on the A.S.P.C.A. website.

As we all know, knowledge is power, and animals across the country might need our help, especially in times of crisis like this. You can take this day as the sign you have been waiting for and make a difference for animals in your state and across the country. You can also join in any of the A.S.P.C.A’s advocacy volunteer programs to help the organization pass animal-friendly legislation and mobilize other animal advocates in the community.

Animal advocates address issues such as animal cruelty including inhumane practices and conditions affecting companion and farm animals, illegal animal trade, animal slaughter, and use of animals in research and product testing. So, on this National Animal Advocacy Day let’s take a moment to honor the millions of community members who provide care to animals. Let us work together and build an animal advocacy community that is even more effective.

National Animal Advocacy Day timeline

1866
The Foundation of A.S.P.C.A.

A.S.P.C.A. is established for humane care for animals.

1866
The First Law

The first anti-cruelty law is passed in New York since the founding of A.S.P.C.A.

2014
The Opening of Gloria Gurney CARE

A.S.P.C.A. opens the Gloria Gurney Canine Annex for Recovery and Enrichment.

2018
The Opening of Behavioral Rehab Center

A.S.P.C.A. establishes the A.S.P.C.A. Behavioral Rehabilitation Center.

National Animal Advocacy Day FAQs

How do you fight animal cruelty?

There are a lot of ways in which you can fight animal cruelty including adopting a pet, donating to rescue groups, teaching kids how to show compassion for animals, and purchasing humane animal products.

How do I become an animal rights advocate?

The first step to becoming an animal rights advocate is to get informed, volunteer at events, organize fundraisers, and spread the word.

What are some animal rights?

Animals may not be used for food; animals may not be hunted; the habitats of animals must be protected, and animals may not be bred.

How to Observe National Animal Advocacy Day

  1. Spread the word

    The best thing you can do to celebrate National Animal Advocacy Day is by being kind to animals. Take a stand against animal cruelty and the abuse of animals.

  2. Join the events

    A.S.P.C.A. conducts several events across the world on account of National Animal Advocacy Day. You can join the events and meet fellow animal advocates.

  3. Share your story

    If you are an animal advocate who is constantly making a difference in the lives of animals in your community and around the world, share your interesting stores with the world via social media. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #nationalanimaladvocacyday!

5 Facts About Animals That’ll Turn You Into An Animal Rights Activist

  1. Meat industry and global warming

    The meat industry is guilty of catering more greenhouse gasses than all transportation methods globally combined.

  2. Animals are treated cruelly

    Animals in factory farms can’t even move around, lie down comfortably, or even stretch their limbs.

  3. The dairy industry is a nightmare

    Dairy farmers remove calves from their mothers when they are just a day old.

  4. Animal agriculture spends a lot

    Animal agriculture in the U.S. uses a whopping 56% of the nation’s water.

  5. Animal testing

    Globally, every year, over 115 million animals are used in laboratory experiments.

Why National Animal Advocacy Day is Important

  1. We need this day

    National Animal Advocacy Day is a much-needed holiday that spreads awareness about animal cruelty and animal abuse. By observing this day, we can also highlight the great work animal advocates do to protect animals.

  2. It spreads positivity

    Although most animals are perfectly capable of surviving on their own in the wild or in cities, not many get the luxury of being in a hospitable environment. We can help them and be their voice.

  3. It’s a day to remember

    One of the wonderful things we can take home from National Animal Advocacy Day is that not only humans but all creatures are created equal. They also deserve love and compassion.

National Animal Advocacy Day dates

YearDateDay
2023April 30Sunday
2024April 30Tuesday
2025April 30Wednesday
2026April 30Thursday
2027April 30Friday

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