lot of people are unaware that as well as the red poppy there is a purple poppy and a white poppy. The purple poppy is worn to remember all of the animals that died at war. There were lots of animals that helped the soldiers at war and were also company for the soldiers. Some of the animals were cats, donkeys, dogs, goats, monkeys, birds and horses. There was even a turtle that became a mascot and friend of some of the soldiers from the NZ Army. Horses were mostly used to transport ammunition, carrying messages and used to help carry wounded soldiers back to safety.