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Calls for memorial to animals killed in WWI

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Horses being requisitioned in 1914 on Ave de l'Observatoire in Paris, near where the main memorial would be built
Horses being requisitioned in 1914 on Ave de l'Observatoire in Paris, near where the main memorial would be built zoopolis.fr

Memorials all over northern France commemorate the nearly 10 million soldiers who lost their lives in the four years of trench warfare of the First World War. There are also a handful of memorials to commemorate the animals killed in the war: about 11 million horses, donkeys, dogs and pigeons died. And one group is pushing the city of Paris to make its own memorial.Sarah Elzas has this report.

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