As a dog parent, you know that pets are much more than merely animals. They become part of our family and hold a special place in our hearts. That includes some non-traditional pets, like those found on the farm.
Every year on April 10th, National Farm Animals Day is celebrated in the United States. This day is dedicated to raising awareness about the treatment of farm animals, promoting kindness toward them, and recognizing the important role they play in our society. As animal lovers, we believe it's important to highlight the beauty and worth of every animal, especially those that often go unnoticed.
I had the pleasure of photographing some of the family farm animals at Minnow Creek Farm in Noblesville, Indiana last week. Holy moly you guys… every little hair, feather, fur, and horn on these animals are LOVED. Each animal is a part of the Murdock family. It truly was an amazing experience and I can’t wait to go back.
Looking for ways to show your local farm animals some love?
Visit a Farm Sanctuary
Take a field trip to your local farm sanctuary and spend some time with farm animals. It's an unforgettable experience that can bring you closer to these creatures and create a deeper appreciation for what they do. You'll also meet other animal lovers and learn more about how the sanctuary is dedicated to advocating for and protecting these animals.
Spread the Word and Educate Others
Spreading the word and educating others is one of the most important aspects of showing love for farm animals. Try sharing your values and beliefs about animal welfare with a broader audience. You can help show others how simple changes to their eating habits, differences in shopping habits, and donations to sanctuaries can help create a more ethical world for farm animals.
National Farm Animals Day is not only a great opportunity to appreciate the contributions of farm animals, but it also gives us a chance to reflect on our relationship with the living beings that share the planet with us. By learning, supporting ethical practices, donating, and spreading the word, we can create a world that's kinder and more empathic to farm animals- just as we do for our pets.