THE PERFECT PAIR DOLPHIN TRILOGY AUTHORS' LETTER TO UK PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON
Dear Prime Minister Johnson
First, we wish to tell you how happy we were to see you address our great country yesterday. During your illness, you were constantly in our thoughts and in our prayers - and, judging from public reaction, it seems to us that you are loved more than you know.
Next, we wish to raise the issue of China, the Chinese wet markets and the Chinese dog and cat meat trade.
You will know only too well how the Chinese (and many other Asian countries) work: skinning animals alive; boiling, grilling and blow-torching dogs alive; even eating some animals alive; in the ignorant belief that torture sweetens the meat.
We should NOT be trading with such countries - especially not China, which is responsible for a disease that could wipe out almost half of humanity.
We are requesting NO trade with China, and NO monies going to China in times of crisis. Same with Japan, Korea, the Philippines and other countries that see fit to abuse and torture animals in horrific ways, then peddle lies to cover up their gross inhumanity.
Until these countries change their ways, we should boycott them and restore our own manufacturing industries; returning us to an era when the UK produced quality goods, instead of importing cheap throwaway rubbish with which to destroy the planet.
Finally, having suffered from Covid-19 yourself, you know all too well how lucky you were to come through your ordeal. You also know how virulent this disease is. Despite the terrible death toll that Covid-19 has inflicted on the world, there are still some fortunate enough to weather it.
However, we ask you to take a glimpse into the future: the next pandemic inflicted by the Asian wet markets could be infinitely more virulent, more catastrophic, more deadly. Indeed, as the scientific community has testified, we are still not out of the woods with this version of Covid-19.
The world can no longer conduct "business as usual". Nature has handed humanity a harsh lesson – one we must ALL learn from if we wish to avoid another catastrophe such as this.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. We send our best wishes to you and your loved ones.
David C Holroyd and Tracy J Holroyd, Cert Ed, BA(Hons)
Authors of the award-winning book series, The Perfect Pair Dolphin Trilogy