Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water:
So the people of Nineveh believed God and proclaimed a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.
2 Chronicles 20:3
Then Jehoshaphat feared and set himself to seek the LORD and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.
Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us and for our little ones and for all our substance.
Blow the shofar in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly:
How the beasts groan! The herds of cattle are perplexed because they have no pasture; the flocks of sheep are condemned.
For the creatures were subjected to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who has subjected them,