Each year on April 10th, National Farm Animals Day focuses attention on the humane care of farm animals. The day also aims to find homes for abandoned and abused farm animals.

A variety of animals have been domesticated and raised on farms for food. They provide eggs, milk, cheese, meat, wool, leather, and other products. Most farmers raise their livestock responsibly. Providing a quality environment for them to grow benefits not only the animal but the farmer, too. Farmers invest in their livestock from the time they’re born, providing nutritious food, and ensuring robust and healthy development. They also provide ideal conditions for their breed. Farmers are continually educating themselves about the livestock they raise so they can provide them with the best care possible. 

However, some people do abuse and neglect their animals. When poor conditions are discovered, and animals are malnourished, it’s essential to report the case to a veterinarian for review. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalFarmAnimalsDay

Learn more about farm production. Discover how farmers care for farm animals and where our food comes from. Visit a farm and find out about the animals that live there. What kinds of food do they eat? Where do they sleep? Learn the difference between raising farm animals, abuse, and neglect.

Families, download and print this Farm Animal coloring sheet. Enjoy!

Use #NationalFarmAnimalsDay to post on social media.


Animal Rescuer, Vegetarian, and Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert, Colleen Paige, created Farm Animals Day in 2005. 

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