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Should animals be celebrated for gallantry?
  1. Bruce Vivash Jones, veterinary historian
  1. Ermin Way House, 34 Dollar Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 2AN
  1. email: vivashbvj123{at}

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The news article ‘Dickin Medal for military dog wounded in action’ (VR, 5/12 September 2020, vol 187, p 170) describes the conflict injuries received by the dog Kuno and the excellent care and rehabilitation provided by the Royal Army Veterinary Corps (RAVC). The medal, awarded by the PDSA sponsor, carries the inscription ‘For Gallantry’, a word defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as meaning ‘bravery, nobility, dashing courage’. …

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