Holocaust animals during the Second World War in England
• Holocaust animals during the Second World War in England
Evacuate children, darken the windows and kill cats - so in the UK preparing for World War II. In 1939, the government called for getting rid of pets, not to condemn these unfortunate creatures to torture. The British responded to the call, and only in the first week more than 750 thousand euthanized pets. About the terrible tragedy today resembles a memorial in Hyde Park, where animals are depicted reliefs and it says: "They had no choice."
Monument in memory of the British Holocaust animals.
Mass killing of animals in British history has called the Holocaust. In 1939, the government created a "National Committee for Animal precautions", whose tasks included propaganda of how to behave pet owners. Concern is the situation in which the reduction prodobespecheniya English will give a portion of their rations domestic cats and dogs. The brochure of the Committee, which is actively replicated, it is strongly recommended to send all the pets in the village, and those who have such an opportunity was not, contact the veterinary clinic to euthanize them.
The British sincerely wanted to keep their cats and dogs suffering from, so immediately went to the vets. Leave animals were scared, so some breeders have tried to attach their pets into the army. It is interesting that by 1942 the service consisted of 6000 chetverolapyh. However, for the most part the government program was merciless: exterminated all.
The monument is dedicated to all the animals, in different years died due to military.
Animal stood community activists. Through the efforts of organizations Battersea Dogs and Cats Home was rescued 145,000 dogs in the war years.
The hysteria around the animal is injected: after the first bombing wishing to euthanize the cat or dog has become even greater. He suffered even a zoo: there all the inhabitants were destroyed. Have a pet during the war was considered a luxury.
Today, the memory of the Holocaust, the British animals in London monument. As the commemorative inscription, it is dedicated to the memory of all the animals that served and died alongside British and allied forces in wars and military campaigns over the years. Below is a word - a reproach to all humanity, which could not rescue or save from the war of our brethren: "They had no choice."