Monday, May 25, 2009

Remember the Animals who Served

Today please remember the many animals who gave their lives,
 conscripted to serve humans in war:

Statistics of the heavy, heavy toll of war born by those 

Horses - Eight million killed in WWI alone, carrying men, arms and supplies into battle
Pigeons - 200,000 used as messengers in WWII. Of 17,000 parachuted into enemy territory, fewer than one in eight returned.
Dogs - used to hunt mines and search for the wounded. Still routinely used today
Mules - used as transport in the Burmese jungle, with their vocal chords slashed to keep them quiet
Camels, oxen and elephants - used for similar purposes elsewhere
Dolphins and sea lions - used today to find underwater mines and protect ships
Glow worms - used in WWI as an aid for map reading

1 comment:

Celeste said...

As if it weren't bad enough that humans constantly make war on each other, we have to force other species to partake in our folly and give up there lives! YUK!!