I was born in St Bartholomews ( Barts ) Hospital in the City of London.
Just next to Barts is Smithfield, which has been a meat market for some 800 years.
Smithfield market is housed within a beautiful Victorian building which is in danger of being pulled down. Needless to say, the whole issue of what becomes of the building is very controversial indeed.
I’ll not go in to the various issues which surround the future of Smithfield, but just mention what I think might be done at the place.
A memorial to the countless millions of animals which have been cruelly murdered, butchered, & sold within Smithfield market.
The building might also be used as a vegetarian education centre, with retail outlets which sell various organic, & vegetarian products.
I would like the same to be done at the site of the old meat
market at Caledonian Rd, & at every other meat market
throughout the globe.