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Falcons[edit]

why not even a single mention to falcons? they have been used in the military for centuries and not too long ago in WW2. Many of them used by Nazis to intercept secret messages sent by pigeons.

Elk/Moose[edit]

At one point moose (European elk) were used as substitute war horses, I think in France. They were abandoned because they panicked when they heard the sound of guns. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 97.116.29.245 (talk) 04:44, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

Globalize[edit]

I'd really like to see a few more examples of the usage of animals in war from conflicts other than WW II, which tends to dominate this article as it currently stands. Can anyone add information on the use of animals in other parts of the world, i.e. Africa, Asia, etc? MC MasterChef 13:05, 4 October 2005 (UTC)

I think some research needs to be done and the article needs some tables with a neat little overview. Wandalstouring (talk) 13:28, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

FARC Guerillas[edit]

According to news reports FARC guerrillas in Colombia have several times set off explosives attached to donkeys or horses

Sounds neat. Can you link an article? --Eyrian 20:05, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Military history/Assessment/Tag & Assess 2008[edit]

Article reassessed and graded as start class. --dashiellx (talk) 18:49, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Biological warfare[edit]

There should be mention of the use of animals (both medieval and modern) as disease vectors. 59.100.103.114 (talk) 03:08, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

Bear[edit]

Among the huge variety of troops serving at Monte Cassino, probably the strangest was a bear from Iran, called Wojtek. Raised by and enlisted into the 22nd Artillery Supply Company of the Polish II Corps, he carried artillery shells during the battle.Gazoutg (talk) 21:46, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

Who threw the monkeys? The rebels or the Imperial Army?[edit]

In, "According to Pr. Shi Bo, in "Trente-six Stratagèmes Chinois" (in French, ISBN 2-911858-06-9), monkeys were used in the beginning of the Southern Song Dynasty, in a battle between rebels of the Yanzhou province and the Chinese Imperial Army, led by Zhao Yu..."... there is talk of flaming monkeys being used as weapons. Who threw the monkeys? --Agamemnus (talk) 21:43, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

Opening paragraph tense[edit]

The use of past tense is wrong and also contributes to the passive voice. 143.232.210.150 (talk) 00:51, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Bomb sniffing rats[edit]

http://www.stripes.com/news/rats-may-be-cheaper-alternative-to-ied-seeking-dogs-1.186930#.UDkgqsVHSt0.twitter

Does that go here? If so, which section? Hcobb (talk) 22:28, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

Military's Medical Use of Animals[edit]

I think this page could use a section on live tissue trauma training, the military's use of animals in combat medical training courses. There is a lot of information on this subject. What does everyone think? Adreac (talk) 02:39, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

First 5 words: umm, really... ??[edit]

"Military animals are non-human creatures" ??? This seems to imply that humans are animals. I don't believe that is the case, but regardless of personal opinions, it seems rather pointless and cumbersome, not really giving any information or anything relevant to an encyclopedia. The wording needs to be changed a little. The current version seems a little awkward at best. Green547 (talk) 01:41, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

I agree; it's awkward. Edit away! Chrisrus (talk) 18:07, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

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