There are few creatures on Earth as striking as octopuses.

Octopus are thought to have a level of intelligence similar to a dog or a three-year-old child (Picture: Fred Tanneau/AFP via Getty Images)

Organic farms give animals like pigs the freedom to enjoy a more natural life (Picture: Michael Urban/AFP via Getty Images)

“The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man,” said Charles Darwin. Today is World Animal Day, a time to celebrate animals across the world, be they farmed, wild or companion animals.

The biggest threats to nature and biodiversity arises from converting natural habitats to agriculture and farming land intensively | Credit: Paulina L. Ela / BOSF

Combine harvesters crop soybeans on what was once rainforest in Brazil (Picture: Yasuyoshi Chiba)

I’ll never forget seeing empty supermarket shelves during the early days of Covid, with people panic-buying and scrabbling for essential supplies.

Credit: Ryoma Otsuka

The traditional picture of cows grazing in a field contrasts with the reality of factory farming in many parts of the world (Picture: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

“It is our moral imperative to keep our promise to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030,” said United Nations’ Secretary-General António Guterres ahead of the historic UN Food Systems Summit, which will take place on Thursday.

Izzy Rhodes, 13 years | Credit: Fresh Start Media

Why the UN Food Systems Summit is Already a Success

Credit: Peter Egan

Philip Lymbery

Chief Executive of Compassion in World Farming

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