Commemorating the animal victims of war
Throughout the history of human conflicts, animals have been victims of war. During World War I, dogs and pigeons were used to deliver messages between frontline trenches and further afield.
Horses, donkeys and elephants have been used as beasts of burden, while a shocking array of animals – from bears to deer – have been kept as pets in the midst of battle. Today, animals continue to be used to detect explosives, and thousands suffer and die each year in laboratories, infected with biological or chemical agents, or deliberately shot.
- Read our leaflet: Animals in War: Victims not Heroes
- Order leaflets to distribute
- Read our booklet: Animals: The Hidden Victims of War