We're out to help save the koalas from extinction at Animal Action Day 2013 at Mandalas on the Gold Coast on October 13. 

We're out to help save the koalas from extinction at Animal Action Day 2013 at Mandalas on the Gold Coast on October 13. 

Animal Action Day is an annual worldwide event to raise awareness, appreciation and respect for all animals and the environment.

The free, fun, community event was founded on the Gold Coast in 2007 by animal lover and AA Xposé Media Director/ Photojournalist Aldwyn Altuney.

It is held each year around World Animal Week from October 4-10 and is a fundraiser for different animal charities each year.

The event aims to encourage people to take action for animals, even in small ways. You can do this by making healthy choices while shopping - buying cruelty free; reducing your consumption of animal products or becoming vegetarian or vegan. You can also write to your local, state or federal elected rep to convey views on animal protection; volunteer with animal organisations; write a letter to the editor of your local papers; recycle and compost at home and express concerns to food companies and supermarkets that are involved in sustaining animal suffering.

"Together, we can all make a difference for animals and the environment," Aldwyn said.

Proceeds this year go to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation.

Animal Action Day aims to encourage people to take action for animals, even in small ways. You can do this by making healthy choices while shopping - buying cruelty free; reducing your consumption of animal products or becoming vegetarian or vegan.

You can also write to your local, state or federal elected rep to convey views on animal protection; volunteer with animal organisations; write a letter to the editor of your local papers; recycle and compost at home and express concerns to food companies and supermarkets that are involved in sustaining animal suffering.

You can also support the cause by joining our social pages at Facebook and leaving your comments and suggestions ...

Koalas sleep about 18 hours a day so don't feel guilty next time you sleep in.  Think of our koalas.

Koalas sleep about 18 hours a day so don't feel guilty next time you sleep in.  Think of our koalas.