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Courageous animals

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Recipients of the PDSA's Dickin Medal, the animal version of the Victoria Cross.

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During such terrible times it seems we sometimes need an animal to remind us of our humanity.

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I'd say 99% of these animals had no say in the matter. Most seem to be explosive sniffing dogs, who died doing what they were trained/conditioned to do.

The only exception was the dog noted "for saving his master Allen Parton's life in 2001 after he had been knocked from his wheelchair by a car. Endal dragged his owner into the recovery position, pulled a blanket over him and ran to a hotel barking for help."

There, that deserves a medal.

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And these dogs got no medals

Again, these unfortunate dogs were only doing what they were conditioned to do. It speaks more to the cruel nature of man rather than any altruistic bravery of dogs.

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What a moving thread :wub:

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