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The Great Cat & Dog Massacre:  The Real Story of World War II’s Unknown Tragedy

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Great Cat and Dog Massacre: The Real Story of World War Two's Unknown Tragedy
PublisherUniversity of Chicago Press
ISBN (Print)9780226573946
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2018


The tragedies of World War II are well known. But at least one has been forgotten: in September 1939, four hundred thousand cats and dogs were massacred in Britain. The government, vets, and animal charities all advised against this killing. So why would thousands of British citizens line up to voluntarily euthanize household pets?

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