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Animals that helped fight in WW1

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,556 ✭✭✭ pappyodaniel


    Reminds me of Warhorse.


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 12,345 Mod ✭✭✭✭ byhookorbycrook


    Many of those horses were sourced at Irish fairs, such as Cahirimee.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,297 Son0vagun


    Not one of them still alive :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,204 ✭✭✭ dodderangler


    Son0vagun wrote: »
    Not one of them still alive :(

    Considering horses lifespan is only 20-25 years it's obvious none are alive.
    And very few returned from the war either.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 740 Alf. A. Male


    I really hope the poor animals at least got lots of affection from their handlers. The 11th picture seems to be a Koala, I'd love to know in what sense it helped fight a war :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,204 ✭✭✭ dodderangler


    I really hope the poor animals at least got lots of affection from their handlers. The 11th picture seems to be a Koala, I'd love to know in what sense it helped fight a war :)

    No one ever suspects the koala


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,430 ✭✭✭ major bill


    Love the pic of the dog with all the medals :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 195 ✭✭ theKillerBite


    wwi_animals_40.jpg

    Wow...


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,770 ✭✭✭ Jen Pigs Fly


    So many skinny, badly treated animals. Makes me sick.

    Half of those horses are In such bad condition that if they were like this today they'd be either rescues or put down to end their suffering.

    There's one picture of the horses girth tightened so tight right across the stomach (and not the rib cage which is more comfy for them) that the belly protrudes from either side of it. Looks very painful and sore to the poor horse.

    And that poor skinny dog attached to that heavy cart ...,he's skin and bones and his entire body is deformed from the weight of the cart.

    Poor animals .... Suffering because of human selfishness.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,770 ✭✭✭ Jen Pigs Fly


    wwi_animals_40.jpg

    Wow...

    He'd be taller standing up ....


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,204 ✭✭✭ dodderangler


    So many skinny, badly treated animals. Makes me sick.

    Half of those horses are In such bad condition that if they were like this today they'd be either rescues or put down to end their suffering.

    There's one picture of the horses girth tightened so tight right across the stomach (and not the rib cage which is more comfy for them) that the belly protrudes from either side of it. Looks very painful and sore to the poor horse.

    And that poor skinny dog attached to that heavy cart ...,he's skin and bones and his entire body is deformed from the weight of the cart.

    Poor animals .... Suffering because of human selfishness.
    Sure people back then were in just as bad shape as the animals. Starving in war was very common.
    The nazis and Russians almost caused the Akita to be extinct by killing and eating their own dogs because of starving and in the Cold War they use the furs to stay warm. Same with German shepherds. They were kille and eatin for soldiers just to stay Alive


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,565 ✭✭✭ losthorizon


    He'd be taller standing up ....


    It shows you how calm donkeys are though. Canons blasting and they dont move


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,770 ✭✭✭ Jen Pigs Fly


    It shows you how calm donkeys are though. Canons blasting and they dont move


    Had a donkey once that was like that. He used to escape from his field and stand right behind a car or horse box and would not move ... He was a character ha, no matter how much revving, beeping and trying to move him he would not budge unless you snowed him some carrots and then he'd be after them like a shot.

    Had no fear of anything!


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