Animal Welfare Week
Animal Welfare Week is held on October 1. First Full Week of October. This event in the first decade of the month October is annual. Help us
During the last full week of March, IVSA Standing Committee on Animal Welfare (SCAW) encourages Member Organisations around the world to organise animal welfare events in their local communities.
SCAW helps members organise these events and relays them through their social media to help promote all the different initiatives worldwide.
The aim of this week is to foster debate and thought about animal welfare issues, whether it be inside veterinary schools or in collaboration with outside organisations - or even the general public.
The concept of animal welfare includes three elements: the animal's normal biological functioning (which, among other things, means ensuring that the animal is healthy and well-nourished), its emotional state (including the absence of negative emotions, such as pain and chronic fear), and its ability to express certain normal behaviours (Fraser et al., 1997).
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
European School Sports Day on September 29 (the last Friday of Septembe);
National Walk Your Dog Week in US on October 1 (First Week of October);
International Coffee Day on October 1 (At a meeting on 3–7 March 2014, a decision was taken by the International Coffee Organization to launch the first official International Coffee Day in Milan as part of Expo 2015);
Vet Nurse Awareness Week in New Zealand on October 2 (Starts on the first Monday in October);
Worldwide Day of Play on October 2 (is an annual event designed to encourage children and parents to turn off the television and play together, especially outdoors)