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Recognition for Animal Campaigner

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 and ethical."
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