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World Animal Day 2020

What is World Animal Day and what can you do to help protect animals?

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Written by Ed Stennett

5 Oct, 2020  –  4 min read

Here at Seenit, we believe that education is the first step to meaningful change, so we wanted to take this chance to amplify some stories around World Animal Day! Check out the video we’ve created from our own entirely outsourced stock library to celebrate and raise awareness for World Animal Day 2020!


What is World Animal Day and why is it important? 🤔

World Animal Day is celebrated every year on October 4th. It is a day to raise awareness, to unite globally to protect animals and call for better welfare standards! Join us as we explore what you need to know this World Animal Day, and what could you do to make a difference. 

According to the IPBES’s Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, up to one million species could disappear in the coming decades if we don’t actively try to prevent this. The current extinction rate is tens to hundreds times what the average was for the past 10 million years. So what can we do to change this? 

Live a sustainable lifestyle ♻️

Although it may seem a little obvious, recycling where you can and having reusable items to cut down on single use plastics is a brilliant first step. In the UK, there are more zero waste shops opening up, so take advantage of that and try to cut down on waste produced! Even these little changes can make the biggest difference when it comes to protecting the environment and saving wildlife.

Check out some resources for that here :

There are some really great charities working towards protecting the welfare of animals, and preventing endangered animals going extinct. These charities are doing vital work to campaign for the protection of animals, and preventing their habitats from being destroyed.

Have a look at a list of charities you could donate to here.

For more information about these issues, please check out these amazing documentaries by Sir David Attenborough. In his latest documentary, A Life On Our Planet (made in collaboration with the WWF), he details how the climate crisis has affected wildlife and how we can stop it before it is too late. Another documentary to watch is Extinction: The Facts, which explores the biodiversity crisis and how it affects us all.

We have already achieved so much in the past few years when it comes to animal conservation and welfare. Since 1993, 48 different mammal and bird species have been saved from extinction by wildlife conservation groups. In 2019, the White-Tailed eagle was reintroduced again in England, almost 240 years after it was last seen there.

If we all make a conscious push to be more sustainable and look out for the welfare of animals, together we have the power to make a difference! ✨

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