October 26 @ 9:00 am - November 10 @ 5:00 pm
Staring on the 26th October/’20 – we will be offering our ‘purple poppy’ in the lead-up to Remembrance Day.
Niagara Action for Animals wants to remember the hidden victims and will offer members and friends a purple poppy to wear alongside the traditional red one, in memory of the millions of animals – including horses, mules, donkeys, camels, dogs, pigeons and canaries who were (and are still) used and often killed in war.
Animals have been used in wars as messengers, for mine and bomb detection & scouting, tasked with carrying men & machinery and sent to the battlegrounds. They were and have continued to be subjected to wounding, biological and chemical experiments, etc. in defense laboratories. As well, animals living in areas of combat have no choice; they are caught up as victims of wars.
Animals used in wars are not heroes; they are victims. They do not give their lives; their lives are taken.
If you would like to wear a purple poppy, contact us!