EFA: Etsy For Animals Etsy For Animals: its World Animal Day !

Etsy for Animals (EFA) aka Artists Helping Animals,

is a team of independent artists, craftspeople,

vintage sellers and craft suppliers on Etsy.com

who are dedicated to providing charitable relief to animals

by donating a portion of the profits from their shops

to an animal charity of their choosing,

and/or to EFA's featured Charity of the Month.

Monday, October 04, 2010

its World Animal Day !

Written by Marjorie of WHSKR

Today is World Animal Day - the day we show how much we value the animals that surround us, the pets in our homes and the wildlife we support through our Etsy for Animal donations and endeavours. WAD transcends the borders of race, religion and country, it celebrates and honours all animals around the world.

Every day we at EFA carry forward the work of
World Animal Day, we celebrate animals, donating from sales, promoting charities as wide ranging as sea otters, kittens and tapirs. Join us on this day to celebrate and love all the animals of the world.

The World Animal Day Mission Statement :-

* To celebrate animal life in all its forms.

* To celebrate humankind’s relationship with the animal kingdom.

* To acknowledge the diverse roles that animals play in our lives – from being our companions, supporting and helping us, to bringing a sense of wonder into our lives.

* To acknowledge and be thankful for the way in which animals enrich our lives.

World Animal Day was started in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species. Since then it has grown to encompass all kinds of animal life and is widely celebrated in countries throughout the world.

October 4 was chosen as World Animal Day as it is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

It is intended as a day of celebration for anyone in the world who cares about animals. It is not restricted to any one nationality, creed, religion, political belief or ideology.



  1. Happy World Animal Day to everyone! Thank you Marjorie for the great write up :)

  2. Thanks for the synopsis, Marjorie !

    I love the fact that WAD is also St. Francis de Assisi's day. I have a gorgeous 'carving' of him on my property :)

  3. Great! "To celebrate animal life in all it's forms," love that!

  4. Happy world animal day! I love this: "To acknowledge and be thankful for the way in which animals enrich our lives." I absolutely agree!


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  5. YAY!! I cannot even begin to fathom life without animals. I think the saints understand how important animals are in contributing to the goodness we humans possess!

  6. October seems to be a month for the animals. On or about Oct 2 was also "World Farm Animals Day", which coincides with Mohandas Ghandi's birthday.

    Yay for the animals! And thank you, Marjorie, for the terrific post.


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