Christians Against All Animal Abuse
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Remembering Animal Victims Of War
Following the Service Of Remembrance at Greenfield Parish Church,
parishioners gathered at the local war memorial when, amongst the
wreaths presented, was a much smaller one to remember the animal victims
of man’s war. This was presented by Doreen who – not to be intrusive –
tactfully placed it at the bottom right of the larger wreaths for
humans. It was a simple yet touching event including the 2 minutes
silence, and was attended also by an assortment of local civic
On the much smaller red wreath – why shouldn’t the poppies be red?
They didn’t shed purple blood! – Doreen had appended the words:
‘especially remembering those animals whose voice boxes were removed’.
Yes, it was a reminder of what thousands of horses underwent in World
war One, simply so that their agonising screams in the battlefield would
not upset the morale of the average soldier!
What a blessing when returning to the memorial around a week later,
to find that someone had moved this much smaller wreath, from the
bottom, to the top! It appears obvious that any thought of the
possibility of ‘treading on human toes’ by bringing in the plight of the
animals; or the offer of a prayer for them; on this Remembrance Sunday’
is uncalled for. Indeed, why, I ask, has it taken so long to include
battlefield animals within our annual Act Of Remembrance? The sheer
timidity of some, so called Animal Welfarists - terrified of any vague
possibility of ‘rocking the proverbial boat’ - appears to be nothing
short of utter cowardice.
Go on to Don’t Blame Royalty But
Those Who Advise Them!
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