From ANIMAL PEOPLE, May 2011:
Such a Nuisance to Die:
the Autobiography of Her Serene Highness Princess Elisabeth de Croy
as told to Joy Leney
The Book Guild Ltd.
(Pavilion View, 19 New Road, Brighton BN11UF, United Kingdom.
Distributed in the U.S. by Transatlantic Publications.) 2010.
256 pages, hardcover, illustrated. $38.50.
The many animal advocates who were fortunate enough to have
encountered Her Serene Highness Princess Elisabeth de Croy at
international events and conferences in the decades between 1970-when
she officially opened her Refuge de Thiernay sanctuary for
animals-and her death in 2009, would use many positive adjectives to
describe Elisabeth, but “serene” would probably not be one of them.
When I met Princess Elisabeth at the first Asia for Animals
conference in Manila, Philippines, in 2001, she was almost eighty
and still livelier than the average forty-year-old. She wanted to go
to a slaughterhouse after the meeting ended and was looking for
someone who would go with her. As I was already trying to steel
myself for an investigation of the Korean dog and cat meat trade on
the way back to the U.S., I demurred.