International Working Animal Day

Category: Animals
International Working Animal Day around the world in 2023
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About International Working Animal Day

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Dates of International Working Animal Day
2024 InternationalJun 15
International Sat, Jun 15Observances Holiday
2023 InternationalJun 15
International Thu, Jun 15Observances Holiday
2022 InternationalJun 15
International Wed, Jun 15Observances Holiday
2021 InternationalJun 15
International Tue, Jun 15Observances Holiday
2020 InternationalJun 15
International Mon, Jun 15Observances Holiday
Summary
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Animal charity SPANA (Society For The Protection Of Animals Abroad) created ‘International Working Animal Day’ in 2016. It is observed every year on June 15th.


The annual campaign raises awareness about the crucial role played by working animals in developing countries around the world.

Working animals – such as horses, donkeys, camels and elephants – play a vital role in the world’s poorest communities, ploughing fields and delivering food and water. More than 200 million working animals support the livelihoods of at least 600 million people worldwide.

SPANA improves the lives of working animals in low-income countries around the world through providing free veterinary treatments, training local communities and teaching children the importance of kindness and compassion towards all animals through their school education programmes.

The charity believes a life of work should not mean a life of pain or suffering for any animal. These hardworking animals deserve greater respect and recognition. And, more importantly, they need our help.

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