The Bottom Line: April 10th is National Farm Animals Day!
The Full Story:
April 10th is National Farm Animals Day! Farm animals play an important role in modern society. Created in memory of Gandhi, who believed in treating all living beings with respect, this day hopes to highlight the poor conditions suffered by some farm animals, and promote awareness in the hope something may be done to improve their lives.
While the day has an important, and sad, origin, in the sense it was created to raise awareness of suffering, it can be celebrated in different ways with children. Focus on local, family farms for your food as opposed to factory farms. Taking children for a visit to a farm is a great way to teach them about farm animals, and it’s a good chance to instill in them the message of treating animals with respect. Another great way to celebrate is by donating to an animal protection charity of your choice.