Animals in war: The forgotten warriors

A free talk at the North Vancouver Public Library, Parkgate Branch
Wednesday November 12th 2014
Speaker: David Cook

7:00 pm at the Parkgate Library, 3675 Banff Court, North Vancouver.
Registration not required. For enquiries call 604-929-3727. The library is closed Tuesday 11th November for Remembrance Day.

Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a moment of silence to honour and remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict and peace. We remember the more than 1,500,000 Canadians who have served throughout our nation’s history and the more than 118,000 who made the ultimate sacrifice. It is timely to also remember the part that animals have played in war. Did you know that during World War 1 eight million horses perished and that only 6% of all horses that partook in the war survived? Also that 50,000 dogs were used in a variety of roles.

The talk will focus on the species of animal associated with war and the roles that they played throughout history.