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Australia to Build War Memorial for Animals

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Towards the end of this year, Australia is to begin construction of a memorial dedicated to all those animals who served their nation in armed conflict.

At a cost of $214,000, the memorial will honour the animals who hauled men and materiel, carried messages, acted as guards, mascots, or performed countless other duties in time of war.

According to an RSPCA spokeswoman, "It's about all the animals that played a variety of roles in war... We sent an estimated 100,000 horses to World War One alone. Only one came back".

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