Lush Prize awards 2014
Over £250,000 awarded in fight against animal testing
Last Friday saw the Lush Prize reward some fantastic initiatives to end animal testing.
There were twelve winners from five continents – the furthest-reaching Prize so far in the fight against animal testing – including the competition's first winners from Africa and South America!
Scientists, university professors, activists and educators all came together in the fantastic surroundings of the Royal Institute of British Architects in London to learn, network, collaborate and celebrate amazing work to end animal testing for ethical and scientific reasons.
The daytime conference ('Is One R the new Three Rs?') saw presentations not only from this year’s winners but also some of the other leading figures in the science of non-animal testing. Sessions on science, young researchers, training and advocacy were well attended and inspiring.
In the evening, those at the gala dinner celebrated the work of many individuals and organisations around the world to end experiments on animals.
Hosted by comedian Lucy Porter and with a fantastic vegan three course dinner, the evening had an amazing science theme, including drinks served in science beakers and desserts in syringes and petri dishes!
Once again Lush provided £250,000 in prize money.
The full list of winners for each category are:
- Humane Research Australia
- Taiwan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
- Henrik Johansson. Lund University, Lund, Sweden
- Jonathan Nicolas. Division of Toxicology/RIKILT Institute of Food Safety, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Netherlands
- Rober Bachinski. Fluminense Federal University, Brazil
- Thit Aarøe Mørck. University of Copenhagen, Denmark
- Anne Krug. University of Konstanz, Germany
- Professor Roland Grafström and Dr Pekka Kohonen. Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
- New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS)
- CAAT-Europe (Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing)
- Professor Ovanes Mekenyan. Laboratory of Mathematical Chemistry, Bulgaria
- Africa Network for Animal Welfare
More information on each of the winners, and a gallery of photos from the day, can be found on the Lush Prize website.
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