Purple poppies to remember and honour the animals lost in wars past and present, and those being exploited in weapons research, were laid again at several cenotaphs around the country. Here are pictures from some of these.

In Eastbourne, where the purple poppy wreath has been officially recognised by the Council for two years, thanks to the hard work of Ann Johnson and Bill Palethorpe:


at Eastbourne war memorial – member Bill Palethorpe second right


Eastbourne purple poppy volunteers 2011


Ann and Bill about to lay the wreath


At Southport, for the second year, our member Katherine Ward and her children laid a purple poppy wreath, which was supported by local RSPCA.In Buckinghamshire,  thanks to a friend of QCA, junior school pupils bought a wreath of purple poppies and attended a school assembly about the suffering of animals in war.At Birkenhead: