World Farm Animal Day is devoted to mourning, memorializing and exposing the useless death and sufferings of the pigs, chickens, cows, turkeys and the other sentient and innocent animals slaughtered and raised for food. October 2nd is the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi who was the outspoken supporter of the non- violence towards animals.
Good picture books to use today would be those where the farm animals have the last laugh at the expense of humans! See:
• Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury
• Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type; Thump, Quack, Moo; Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
• Punk Farm; Punk Farm on Tour by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
• Serious Farm by Tim Egan
• Funny Farm by Mark Teague