Okay, so today is World Animal Day. World Animal Day was started in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species. October 4 was chosen as World Animal Day as it is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
Since then, World Animal Day has become a day for remembering and paying tribute to all animals and the people who love and respect them. It's celebrated in different ways in every country.
Personally, I love animals and think we should show tender love and care to all God's creatures, great and small ...
Gen.1:25. God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to produce offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good. NLT
Psalm 50:10-11. Every creature of the forest is mine, the wild animals on all the mountains. I know every mountain bird by name; the scampering field mice are my friends. MB
Proverbs 12:10. The godly care for their animals, but the wicked are always cruel. NLT
King Solomon's wisdom was a gift of God but we are also told that ... "He knew all about plants, from the huge cedar that grows in Lebanon to the tiny hyssop that grows in the cracks of a wall. He understood everything about animals and birds, reptiles and fish (1Kings 4:29. MB)."
Matthew 6:26. Jesus said, "Look at the birds ..." NLT
Matthew 10:29. Jesus said, "What is the price of two sparrows—one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it." NLT
Be sure to check out: 50 Animal Pictures You Need to See Before You Die.