Month: February 2021

War Animal Day

We lead the tributes from the UK for the world’s first War Animal Day to remember the service and sacrifice of animals in two world wars, numerous conflicts since and the role that service animals play today. We join organisations and charities from Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada and France who, like us, will wear […]

Hero Horse No 27 – Murphy the Gallipoli Donkey

This is a tale of reversed fortunes. Often a soldier is recognised for bravery while the deeds of his faithful animal go unsung and unrewarded. Murphy the trusted donkey of Private John Simpson Kirkpatrick, and nominated by our Ambassador Michael Thompson, was posthumously awarded a Purple Cross by the RSPCA, the highest honour available for […]

WAR ANIMAL DAY and why remembering matters

Wednesday, February 24 has been designated the world’s first War Animal Day and we are proud to be leading the tributes from the UK, remembering the service and sacrifice of animals in two world wars and numerous conflicts since. We join organisations and charities from Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada and France who, like us, will […]

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