‘Political Animals’ Unite to Raise Awareness and Funds
For Immediate Release
CUSTOM MAID BOOKS – CAL BOOKS Booth # 1B-B35Press Contact: Peter de Krassel
- Custom Maid Books is supporting Hong Kong wildlife charities to help fight the immoral production and distribution of wildlife products in Hong Kong
- Join us at booth # 1B-B35 at the Hong Kong Book Fair, July 15 – 21 at the HKCEC
- All book sale proceeds will go to Hong Kong wildlife charities
- Unleash the political animal in all of us to support endangered wildlife
Hong Kong, July 3, 2020 – Custom Maid Books has announced that all proceeds from sales at the Hong Kong Book Fair will be donated to Hong Kong wildlife charities. The campaign to raise funds and awareness is themed “Political Animals” – calling for all of us to step up to lobby for and contribute to the cause of animal welfare.
Hong Kong is a global hub for the distribution of wildlife products. Pangolin scales, elephant tusks, rhinoceros horns, and turtle shells are just four of the most trafficked parts of many species. In addition to endangered species, the trade of animals such as bats and civet cats contributes to the spread of epidemics such as COVID-19.
“The time is now to draw the line on animal trafficking through Hong Kong,” said Peter G. de Krassel, author of the Custom Maid book series. “We have the opportunity to stop these practices in markets around the world and not only protect these species but also the world’s health from future epidemics.”
“Hong Kong was the first of the SARs to ban the eating of dogs — and China just reclassified dogs as pets as opposed to wildlife in April 2020,” said Pauline Taylor, former Executive Director of Hong Kong SPCA.
“We continue to take the lead and want to keep the spotlight on the cruelty, depravity, and destructiveness of the Hong Kong wildlife trade. We’re committed to rescuing dogs, cats, pangolins, sharks, elephants, tigers, and supporting other wildlife welfare organisations.” While at the SPCA (Hong Kong’s largest animal welfare organisation) Pauline sat on Hong Kong University’s ethical treatment of animals committee – to assure that research is done ethically.
“The political winds blowing around the world – between the COVID-19 pandemic and protests at home and abroad – give rise to a unique opportunity for us to become un-apathetic and active political animals,” said de Krassel. “Every book sold at the Custom Maid Books booth will contribute towards the efforts of Hong Kong wildlife charities.”
About Peter G de Krassel
Peter de Krassel is the author of Custom Maid, strategic consultant, contemporary social commentator and guest columnist in the South China Morning Post and China Daily.