World Day for Farmed Animals Date in the current year: October 2, 2016

World Day for Farmed Animals Every year billions of animals are slaughtered for food and almost all of them are kept in farms. World Day for Farmed Animals, that is annually observed on October 2, was established to raise public awareness about these animals

World Day for Farmed Animals was launched in 1983 as a special campaign promoting the rights of farm animals and their needless suffering and death. The date of the observance was chosen to be October 2, that is birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, world renowned activist against cruelty in all of its forms and vegetarian.

Every year volunteers and over 500 nonprofit organization, located in all 50 states of the USA and also in more than 20 different countries around the world organize vegetarian festivals and promote life without meat. They organize and encourage dialogs with local governors and mayors to issue special proclamations and measures to restrain cruelty towards animals. All animal lovers and those who care about the fate of farm animals also can have a hand in this event by spreading information about the observance and stopping eating meat. The main objective of the observance is promotion of vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, ensuring a safer life for all animals.

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