Following yesterdays Vegetarian Day post comes World Farm Animals Day! Originally started to bring awareness to the poor conditions under which some farmed animals live, it is a day to promote awareness to the respect and treatment of our cute and cuddlies on the farm. It is also worth noting that today is Ghandi’s birthday and he believed that all living beings should be treated with respect.
A fantastic way to celebrate World Farm Animals Day would be visiting a farm and seeing the animals up close. We have several local farms in the Lower Mainland that have petting zoo/farm animals that are well loved by owners and visitors alike. It makes for a really fun field trip and is a great time to talk to your kids about treating animals with respect as well as learning more about them.
Our family favourite farm to visit is Maplewood Farm in North Vancouver. Located on 405 Seymour River Place, this farm is open all year round from 10am-4pm daily, closing only on Christmas Day. They have horses both large and mini, donkeys, cows, sheep, chicken and ducks, and even a goat pen you can play in! And be sure to buy a bag of duck feed for all the feathered friends. For more info on admission or events visit www.maplewoodfarm.bc.ca or look up a farm near you. Unable to visit a farm today? Read books or draw pictures about farm animals, or sing Old MacDonald Had A Farm with your little one and have fun making animal noises! So many ways to celebrate World Farm Animals Day.
What is your little one’s favourite farm animal? Will you be hitting the farm for World Farm Animals Day?
On a side note, October 2 is also Name Your Car Day lol. If your car doesn’t have a name, there is no better than today for its official naming. I need some help naming my silver Pontiac Montana. I was thinking Sue. Does your car have a name? What is it/would it be?