World Animal Day 2013
How Did You Celebrate?
World Animal Day was celebrated across the globe on Friday, October 4th, 2013. What did you do? At Chandrakirti Meditation Centre in New Zealand Geshe Tharchin and students visited Nelson SPCA and blessed all the animals (which made the front page of the local paper!), as well as blessing the beings in the ocean. The students pledged to be vegetarian for the day and the centre screened “108 Yaks” in the evening.
In Bangalore, India, Choe Khor Sum Ling also screened “108 Yaks”, visited a local animal shelter and made donations for the animals.
A student in Germany committed to go vegetarian for October.
At Vajrayana Institute, Australia, students brought their pets and Geshe Samten lead the animal blessing and many circumambulations of the stupa.
World Animal Day is on the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, who is Patron Saint of Animals and the Environment, and it is celebrated all over the world.