I'm talking about a BRITISH momument
For something that happened in one country to people of another country. Neither of those countries being Britain, the country the bear lived in. If we had a memorial for every tragedy in the world, the country would sink into the sea under the weight of them. Nevertheless, the Imperial War Museum does acknowledge the murders at Katyń, and there is this: Katyń Memorial, Cannock
In a bankrupt country which can ill afford to waste £200K on a bear's monument!
Nothing quicker than a kneejerk reaction. In penance, you should maybe send some money to the people who are paying for it privately:
Voytek Memorial Trust: donations to,
c/o Stuart Allister,
Greaves West & Ayre Chartered Accountants,
Berwick upon Tweed.