World Animal Day was observed in Tbilisi on the 4th of October 2010 celebrated by GSPSA

World Animal Day was observed in Tbilisi on the 4th of October 2010 by GSPSA. This day is celebrated annually in many countries of the world. It started in Florence, Italy in 1931 at a convention of ecologists. 4 October was originally chosen for World Animal Day because it is the feast day of Francis of Assisi, a nature lover and patron saint of animals and the environment. Numerous churches throughout the world observe the Sunday closest to 4 October with a Blessing for the Animals. This day was first time celebrated in Georgia in 2009 by the GSPSA.

On 4 October 2010 the members of the GSPSA marched in Tbilisi protesting against violence towards animals. The march ended at the City Hall where they protested silently and the head of the GSPSA sent a letter to the City Council and the City Mayor. The letter declared the protest against the policy of the municipal government and against the wrong programs the government carries out and the contracts they make with the firms who perform violent acts towards animals, capture and kill them using nonhuman methods. The GSAPS also appealed to the Mayor and the City Hall to act according the International Law that condemns violence and cruelty to animals and control the population of animals only according human methods that the Animal Law declares.

 

The Appeal to the City Council and the City Mayor.

The Appeal in Georgian language.