National Farm Animals Day:
Celebrated every year on the 10th of April, the National Farm Animals Day is a day to focus more on the attention deserved by the farm animals.
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Why National Farm Animals Day?
Every animal deserves humane attention, more so in the case of farm animals, as they also serve to contribute to our livelihood. There are a lot of animals groomed and grown in our farms, each contributing eggs, milk, meat, wool, and many other products to enrich our lifestyle. The day is not just a celebration to attract attention to caring about farm animals but it is also a day to care for the abused and abandoned animals across the country. It is a day that brings to your notice on the need for the right environment to grow these animals so that they are benefited and so are the farmers who grow them. National Farm Animals Day is observed to insist on the importance of the farm animals and stop any kind of abuse or abandonment meted out to them.
How to observe the National Farm Animals Day?
Created to highlight the plight of abandoned and slaughtered farm animals, the National Farm Animals Day holds greater importance in improving the lives of the little animals who supplement our livelihood.
On the National Farm Animals Day, here we bring to you a few pointers on how you can observe the day and bring change into the lives of the farm animals around you.
- To start with you might want to know more about the farm animals, how they are cared for, and this means you can pay a visit to the nearest farmer and learn directly.
- You can also enlist kids on this day to teach them about the farm animals and how they are of vital importance to your lives.
- You can conduct a competition for the kids with each of them drawing a farm animal in their habitat and ask them to speak about how these farm animals contribute to humans.
- Learn about the possible abuse of farm animals and if you find any nearby, report the same to concerned authorities instantly. You can also visit the local shelter and adopt a farm animal as your pet if you are interested in this day.
- You can spread awareness about the farm animals, how they are imminent to our lives and how they can be cared for, using your social media and other online forums.
Remember to hashtag your posts with #NationalFarmAnimalsDay to garner attention to the day and the importance of caring for the farm animals.
Interesting facts about National Farm Animals Day:
On the National Farm Animals Day, let us learn a few interesting and probably lesser-known facts about some of the farm animals.
- Among the different farm animals, pigs are the most intelligent and they are supposed to have the intelligence of a 3-year kid. They learn faster than the dogs and are as intelligent as dolphins and elephants.
- On the other hand, the cows are excellent at solving problems by applying unmatched logic. But they have a memory span of just three years.
- History indicates that the first animal to be domesticated is the goats. Goats make the best companions to any other farm animal, be it sheep, cow, chickens, and horses.
- There are breeds of chicken that lays eggs in different colors. The Araucana and Ameraucana breeds lay eggs in blue or green color.
- Goats are very picky about their food and while they consume many plants, they don’t touch food that is contaminated.
- There are 200 different sounds made by chickens for communicating within themselves.
- Ducklings go out to search for their food within a few hours of hatching from the eggs. They are born with their eyes open.
- The reason why pigs roll out in mud is to keep themselves safe from sunburn as they don’t have sweat glands.
History of National Farm Animals Day:
It was Colleen Paige, an expert on celebrity pet lifestyle, rescuer of animals, and vegetarian who initiated the celebration of the National Farm Animals Day. The day was initiated in the year 2005 and has since been observed to celebrate and elevate the life of farm animals all through the country.