World Animal Day 2020

Wednesday October 7th, 2020

On October 4, 2020, the Georgian Society for the Protection and Safety of Animals celebrated World Animal Day with animal rights activists.

The event was aimed at raising public awareness of all the living beings with whom we share a single home - the earth. They live not for us but with us and play an important role in the life cycle of nature.


The German office of PETA supported the “Georgian Society for the Protection and Safety of Animals” in the great struggle for animal rights in Georgia.

This year, a march to mark “World Animal Day” was being held with the support of PETA Germany. It is one of the largest animal protection organizations in the world. PETA operates in 4 main areas where the existence of animals and the cruelty expressed towards them is long-term, namely:

laboratories, food, clothing, and entertainment industries.

PETA has been working for years to inform the public, tighten laws, conduct investigations to investigate and eliminate crimes against animals, organize and engage in various activities, organize protests aimed at the promotion of their rights.

It is very important for us to have the support of such a strong organization. Georgia is still on its way towards a compassionate and respectful treatment of non-human animals. There is still a long way to go, but we are determined and will fight together to strengthen animal rights in Georgia.

History of World Animal Day:

The first celebration of World Animal Day took place in Germany on March 24, 1925, by cynologist Heinrich Zimmermann. He gathered up to 5,000 people at the Berlin Sports Palace. He worked tirelessly to make this day official. 1931, in Florence, Bune.

This day is celebrated all over the world and unites a part of the society around one idea, as well as being a source of inspiration for many people - to change their worldview and refuse to exploit any form of an animal that has the same right to live freely, without suffering as we humans.

Humans can live in a way that does not harm other inhabitants of the planet. This day reminds the public that compassion can overcome oppression, make people less egocentric, and care about the planet and its other full-fledged members.

Each and Every One of Us Can Make a Difference for Animals!

The legislation alone, sadly, will not change the situation of animals tremendously. It needs to go hand in hand with changing the attitude in society.

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Voluntarily created by GSPSA member Irakli Geleishvili
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