Alex watched the money pouring in, with a mixture of awe and despair, wondering how people can give so generously to animal charities, when research which could lead to a cure for boys like Harrison fails to attract funds. ‘‘I really wondered why anyone would suddenly donate to a dog’s home when children are dying,’’ he says.
That’s the real answer. And that’s as it should be, in a free society.
Says Alex, bleakly: ‘‘I love dogs, too. But you have to ask why would anyone prioritise a dog over a child?’’
I don’t care much for them, I prefer cats. And I prefer to spend my charity money where I want to spend it.
And if that’s animals rather than children, so be it…