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Daily Trust - - PAGETWO -

Chil­dren pa­rade dogs on a cat­walk dur­ing an an­i­mal fash­ion show to celebrate World An­i­mal Day at a mall in Manila yesterday. The day be­gan in Florence, Italy, in 1931 at a con­ven­tion of ecol­o­gists, whose in­ten­tion was to high­light the plight of en­dan­gered species and Oc­to­ber 4 was cho­sen as the date be­cause it is the feast day of na­ture lover Fran­cis of As­sisi, the pa­tron saint of an­i­mals and the en­vi­ron­ment.

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