29 June 2009
Jeanne Marchig becomes Honorary Fellow
Oxford Centre for Animal
The Centre is delighted to announce
that Madame Jeanne Marchig of Geneva has accepted our
invitation to become an Honorary Fellow of the Centre. Madame
Marchig is the Founder and Chairman of the Marchig Animal Welfare
Trust, and has an outstanding, and unrivalled, record of
supporting vital projects for animal protection throughout the
The Marchig Trust
was established in 1989 because of Madame Marchig’s deep concern for
nature and animals, and in memory of her late husband the famous Italian
artist, Giannino Marchig.
“Madame Marchig has been
a magnificent advocate for the animals”
Professor Andrew Linzey.
“There is hardly a part of the
world in which
not benefited from her generosity.
made the world a
better place for animals”,
commented Professor Linzey.
Madame Marchig has made the welfare of animals
her life’s work, and has supported several hundred projects throughout
the world, including the veterinary care and treatment of animals in the
developing world (notably scores of neutering, welfare and re-homing
programmes for companion animals), the protection of wildlife, and
educational and campaigning work against cruelty, especially against
fur-trapping, canned hunting, whaling, animal transports, and
In addition, Annual
Marchig Awards are made to organizations and individuals for outstanding
achievements for their pioneering contributions throughout the world.
Among the recipients of the Award are: Animals Australia, Maneka Gandhi,
Dr Chinny Krishna, Shirley McGreal, Jill Robinson, Robert Smith, and the
Tsunami Memorial Animal Welfare Trust.
Every year the
Centre invites one or more outstanding individuals to become Honorary
Fellows. Our current Honorary Fellows are the Nobel Laureate for
Literature, Professor J. M. Coetzee, the distinguished international
philanthropist, Dr Irene W. Crowe, and the Vice-Chancellor of the
University of Winchester, Professor Joy Carter.
The Centre is honoured to have Madame Marchig, who is a world pioneer
in animal protection, as its fourth Honorary Fellow.