"I consider this to be an excellent project, long overdue - so many
animals served, suffered and died in the wars and this memorial will be
a fitting tribute to them. David Backhouse has an outstanding talent and
his design for this memorial will I am sure appeal to young and old generations
The Duke of Westminster OBE TDDL
"I have a special interest in and knowledge of the appalling sufferings of horses in war time, up to and including the 2nd World War... The monument's design seems to me to be excellent in every way."
The Marquess of Anglesey, DL, FSA, FRHistS, FRSL, HonFRIBA, Hon.D.Litt.
"The NCDL has a plethora of stories of the fantastic deeds that dogs performed on behalf of the Services during the war. We therefore believe that there should be a lasting tribute to their courage, intelligence and bravery."
Clarissa Baldwin - The National Canine Defence League
"The idea that David Backhouse will be enabled to do this major piece of work in the heart of London can only be good news for all those who pass by. I have rarely come across statues which seem to combine a satisfying visual impact and at the same time reach and touch spiritual and ethical depths."
The Right Reverend James Thompson Bishop of Bath and Wells
"I have seen computer generated pictures of the proposed memorial and am thrilled beyond measure by the overall concept, and visual, emotional and lasting impact for good which it is likely to have on all who visit and enter the monument. It could become one of London's best loved and most visited memorials."
Philip Malins MBE MC - The International Friendship and Reconciliation Trust
"I only have to think of those paintings in the National Army Museum of the artillery horses to feel that this is a wonderful cause indeed."
"Ninety Mountain Gunners, who served on the North West Frontier of India until 1947 and in Burma and Abyssinia during World War II, 1939-45, with mules and horses, support strongly this proposal and the sculptor and his superb design."
Lt-Col CHT MacFetridge, Hon.Sec.Mountain Artillery Association
"I endorse this wonderful idea. I also consider it very appropriate that the memorial should be sited in Central London and Park Lane is particularly suitable, where it will be visible and accessible to everyone."
Sir John Mortimer