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A Historical Look at Military Service Animals: Part One

May 20, 2015

To some, the use of animals in the military is controversial, to others the use of animals in the military is highly welcomed and advantageous. Either way, there is no denying the fact that many of these animals faced great danger while protecting and serving their country. They deserve to be recognized for their service and sacrifice as our military service men and women do. Although the use of animals in the military is unappealing to some, it is in some cases necessary in order to save human lives. Here is a look at how animals have served in the military throughout the years. Ancient Greece Animals have been used in various military roles for thousands of years. In Ancient Greece, horses were used to pull Greek war chariots. Elephants were used in warfare as well. Alexander the Great used elephants during his battles. Hannibal Barca devised a military strategy in which he took a large amount of elephants across the Alps to fight the Romans, but many of those elephants died in rout
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