The pigeons of Passchendaele – and why animals still suffer and die in modern conflicts

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Dear all,

Forgive the naked self-publicty, but with the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Passchendaele offensive due next month, I thought subscribers might be interested in this short piece and perhaps, more broadly, we might consider the place of animals in modern warfare?   

http://theconversation.com/the-pigeons-of-passchendaele-and-why-animals-still-suffer-and-die-in-modern-conflicts-79056

Cheers,

Gervase

Gervase Phillips,

Principal Lecturer in History & Head of History,

Manchester Metropolitan University,

G.Phillips@mmu.ac.uk