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Paws for Peace: Pets at Protests





Pets brought to peace protests in Jena in 2024 piqued my curiosity. I wondered why individuals would bring their pets to potentially dangerous protests, where police action, stampedes, and other unpleasant circumstances are common.

Many respondents, who happened to be single individuals, explained that pets serve as their companions. Particularly in protests, when they seek solidarity, pets become their steadfast allies, reassuring them that 'they are not alone.'

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