Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Heartfelt Thanks to the Millions of Human and Non-Human Vets. . .


. . . who sacrificed, and died for our freedom. And for those non-human, brave souls who were sent to die by warring powers, I honor your memory and your suffering. Please take a moment to visit some of these links. They offer a glimpse into the horror and courage of the millions of horses and mules that had no choice in their participation in battle. Few equine survivors of the WWs got to enjoy a celebrated homecoming. Most equine veteran's who survived the butchery of the battlefield were sent to die on the slaughterhouse floors of Europe.










58th Division Memorial
At Chipilly Ridge


2 comments:

Tiglizzyclone said...

Thankyou for this post. I have often thought about and felt sad for horses that have lived in the world. I never exactly connected it to war. But when I have watched older movies I have wondered if they were kind to the horses.

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Thanks for remembering the horses and donkeys in your post. So many people forget that animals are effected by war, some by chance and some by duty.