World Cat Day was yesterday. It is also called International Cat Day. It was created in 2002 we are told by “the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other animal rights groups”.
I have struggled to discover the signifance of World Cat Day. A search on the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) website came up with nothing despite that fact that they founded the event.
All the other sites that I have visited have published the same or similar words, which don’t tell me the purpose of World Cat Day.
I am none the wiser.
There is a video called “World Cat Day” but that doesn’t tell me much or anything about it either. It just says “lets celebrate cats” in the blurb below the video.
Perhaps it is just a day when we should treat our cats better. It would be nice if someone, somewhere stated that. Anyway, just saying, “lets celebrate cats” does not mean people will celebrate cats more than usual.
I have a feeling that the only people who benefited from World Cat Day were the online newspapers as it gave them the chance to write a brief article about it…well not about it because there is nothing to say about it. They just copied the other article or put some cat pictures on the internet.
Wasn’t there a World Tiger Day, recently? I wonder how many tigers benefited from that event.
Sorry to be a bit gloomy about this mysterious event.