Friday, October 4, 2019
World Animal Day!
"The first World Animal Day was organized in 1925 by a man named Heinrich Zimmermann to promote the protection of all animals, domestic or wild. The mission today is to “raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe.” With looming statistics around species loss highlighting what has been termed “the Sixth Great Extinction,” endangered protections (like the Endangered Species Act) under threat, and animals still suffering under poor conditions of treatment, today is a day to do something positive for the rest of the animal kingdom!"
Visit the library to learn more about animals and their defenders (Jane Goodall, William Wilberforce, Temple Grandin and more). Check out some vegetarian cookbooks. Research what plants are beneficial to our local wildlife...