PETA India staffers rescued Parineeta, a donkey, from the side of the road, where she had been abandoned with a broken leg after spending years hauling building materials for railroads. She now lives in the beautiful Nilgiri hills with other retired working animals.
Wagon transportation in World War I was affected greatly by the shortage of horses and mules. Motorization of units, particularly field artillery, was stepped up in order to overcome the animal shortage. (Above, a mule team, hauling a U.S. ammunition wagon, is holding up the advance of the whole column. East of St. Mihiel, France, 13 September 1918.)