International Working Animal Day is an annual campaign, created by SPANA, to raise awareness about the vital role played by working animals in developing countries around the world.
Working animals – such as horses, donkeys, camels and elephants – are relied upon by over 600 million of the world’s poorest people for their livelihoods. More than 200 million working animals worldwide do the jobs of trucks, tractors and taxis and, by transporting goods and people, make it possible for impoverished families to earn a living.
SPANA believes that working animals deserve greater recognition and should live a life free from suffering. Visit spana.org/iwad for more information.