December 19, 2007
Recognition for animal campaigner
AN ANIMAL campaigner from Sheffield has won a national award
for his academic work to tackle cruelty to animals. Dr Dan
Lyons, from animal protection group Uncaged, has been awarded
the Arthur Ling Memorial Award.
Dr Lyons, aged 35, from Stocksbridge, was awarded the prize
in recognition of his groundbreaking PhD research into how
laws and regulations dealing with animal experiments have
developed in Britain over the past 150 years.
Adrian Ling, who initiated the award scheme said: "This
establishes Dr Lyons as one of the country's leading authorities on the highly-charged issue of animal testing."
His thesis also earned him the Andrew Gamble Prize for the
Outstanding Thesis of 2006-7, awarded by a committee of
academics at Sheffield University's Department of Politics.
Dr Lyons, who is also a Green Party Stocksbridge town
councillor, said: "I am deeply humbled and honoured to
receive both awards. My PhD research was an epic process, and
it has produced important breakthroughs showing that animal
experimentation in the UK is crueller and much more weakly
regulated than the public is led to believe. I hope that by
revealing the illegal and secretive world of animal
experiments, I can help protect defenceless animals from
severe suffering and make British politics more democratic
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