Animals posterWorld Animal Day is held annually on 4 October and aims to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe.

World Animal Day isn’t a recent addition to the calendar.  It was started in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence, Italy, as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species.  It takes place annually on 4 October, chosen as it is the feast day of St Francis of Assisi.

Today, World Animal Day is led by the UK-based animal welfare charity, Naturewatch Foundation.

If you love animals, you can include an image of your favourite in your earmoulds. The Animals range is just one that you can find in the Better Hearing Initiative (BHI) brochure

Find out more about World Animal Day.