Paris memorial will honour war animals

Eight million horses and unknown numbers of mules and donkeys died on Europe’s battlefields during World War One.

Hundreds of thousands of dogs and pigeons were also killed, bringing the total to an estimated 11 million animals.

Now a monument to all animals killed in warfare is to be built in Paris, following lobbying by the Paris Animaux Zoopolis association. Amandine Sanvisens, its president (pictured, left), said: “They have established a working group to establish where it should be, the form and what text should accompany it.

“We weren’t invited to take part, but we intend to keep pushing because if it isn’t done ...

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