■  Some of the recipients of 'The Jeanne Marchig Animal Welfare Award' ■ 
 
 

2015
Mary Hutton, Founder of Free the Bears, Australia  

In recognition of her outstanding and tireless practical work over 22 years in the international field of animal welfare and protection.  Through her voluntary direction, Free the Bears has grown into one of the world’s most effective international bear rescue organisations, carrying out bear rescue and rehabilitation, as well as innovative environmental education and pioneering programmes aimed at protecting bears in the wild.  Some 900 bears have been rescued and received life-time care.  In addition, Mary Hutton was instrumental in helping to end the 400-year old tradition in India of cruelly training and forcing ‘sloth bears’ to ‘dance’ – the so-called ‘dancing bears’.   Through providing much needed support to the animals within its area of work in Asia, Free the Bears has and continues to make a huge difference in the fight to help, protect and alleviate the suffering of animals.  Mary Hutton’s journey with Free the Bears is an inspirational one, built from the start and throughout on compassion, hard work, sheer determination, tireless dedication and a genuine desire to bring about change for suffering bears around the world.  The Trustees believe that her journey will inspire others harbouring similar desires to effect change.
 

  2014
Sara Turetta, Founder and President of Save the Dogs and other Animals, Italy and Romania

For her outstanding and tireless practical work over many years in the field of animal welfare and protection and in particular, her organizations work with the street dogs of Romania where the challenges are extremely difficult.  Since their work began in Romania in 2002, her organization has sterilized free of charge, tens-of-thousands of stray cats and dogs; provided medical care to the animals of poor and disadvantaged families; operated a mobile veterinary clinic to provide help to those in outlying villages and an ‘outreach programme’ to care for working equines; established a modern and fully equipped dog shelter at Cernavoda (probably the best in the whole of Romania); and through ongoing education programmes, is promoting the importance of ‘responsible pet ownership’ within schools.  Under her direction, Save the Dogs and other Animals has become one of the most effective animal welfare and protection organisations in Romania.  Through providing much needed support to the animals in the areas where they work, Sara and her organisation like previous recipients of the Award, are making a huge difference in the fight to help, protect and alleviate the suffering of animals.
 

 

2013
Luke Gamble, Founder of the Worldwide Veterinary Service, UK

In recognition of his outstanding and tireless practical work over many years in the international field of animal welfare and protection, including sending many hundreds of volunteer ‘veterinary teams’ to almost every continent of the world and when required, ‘Emergency Response Teams’ to help the needy ‘front line’ animal welfare and protection organisations alleviate the cruelty and suffering inflicted on animals in their areas; providing each year to these and other needy organisations, considerable amounts of free veterinary medicines, equipment and materials; establishing an International Training Centre in India, which provides a platform for both vets in India and worldwide to learn best practice techniques in areas such as humane stray animal population control and vaccination programmes; and spearheading in 2013, a new initiative in India entitled ‘Mission Rabies’ which aims to undertake mass anti-rabies vaccination programmes in ten ‘hotspots’ whilst at the same time, running surgical training courses for local vets.  Under Luke Gamble's voluntary guidance, WVS has become one of the most effective international animal welfare and protection organisations, which is making a huge difference in the fight to help, protect and alleviate the suffering of animals.

  Luke Gamble with OTHER MEMBERS OF THE WORLDWIDE VETERINARY SERVICE,
      RECIPIENTS OF THE 2013 AWARD.

 

2011
Gill and John Dalley of the Soi Dog Foundation, Thailand


In recognition of their outstanding services to animal welfare over many years including, seeking to bring an end to the appalling suffering endured by street dogs and cats; running major sterilisation programmes; establishing a modern animal hospital which has treated many thousands of injured and abused animals;  running education programmes focusing on local schools with the intention of changing the attitude of the next generation towards animals in general and particularly Thai dogs and cats; tackling the cruel dog smuggling trade where the animals end up in the brutal meat markets of neighbouring countries; and rescuing and providing food and vital veterinary care, to hundreds of animals caught up in the 2011 floods in and around Bangkok.

 

2009
The Mayhew Animal Home

In recognition of their outstanding commitment to national community animal care services, rescue and rehoming, as well as neutering and animal population control initiatives internationally.

 
 

2007- Dr Chinny Krishna of the Blue Cross
of India with his wife Nanditha

In recognition of Dr Krishna’s outstanding
practical work over many years
in the field of animal welfare

 

2007 - Jeanne Marchig Special Programmes Award

Acknowledging Animals Australia's outstanding practical campaigning
work in relation to the despicable live animal exports trade.

◄  Glenys Oogjes (Executive Director) and Lyn White
     (Communications Director) of Animals Australia,
     the organisation that received the 'Jeanne Marchig
     Special Programmes Award 2007

 


2006 - Chris Mercer – Campaign Against Canned Hunting, South Africa

In recognition of his tireless work over many years to protect wildlife
from abuse and suffering, including his determined efforts to bring to
an end the evil practice for pleasure, of ‘canned hunting’.

◄  LES WARD, JEANNE MARCHIG WITH CHRIS MERCER IN SOUTH AFRICA
   

 
 

2005 - Tsunami Memorial Animal Welfare Trust
In recognition of outstanding practical work in averting the mass-killing of
dogs in tsunami affected areas through offering an alternative
solution to population management and rabies control, thus bringing relief
to tens of thousands of dogs as well as providing humane education
through its daily activities

◄  MEMBERS OF THE TSUNAMI
      MEMORIAL ANIMAL WELFARE TRUST,
      RECIPIENTS OF THE 2005 AWARD.

 

2004 - Animals Asia Foundation
In recognition of outstanding practical work in seeking
to end bear bile farming in China

◄  JILL ROBINSON, FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE
      OF ANIMALS ASIA FOUNDATION RECEIVES
      THE 2004 AWARD FROM LES WARD

 

2003
Animals' Angels, Germany

In recognition of outstanding practical work in
monitoring and helping live animals being transported
across Europe destined for slaughter

◄  MEMBERS OF ANIMALS' ANGELS
      RECIPIENTS OF THE 2003 AWARD


2002 - Robert Smith, Turkey and Romania

Founder, Society for the Protection of Stray Animals
(Turkey), and the Foundation for the Protection
of Community Dogs (Romania), for outstanding
practical work in the field of animal welfare
 
2002
Perihan Agnelli, Turkey

Founder, Friends of Animals Association -
for outstanding practical work
in the field of animal welfare

1997
Maneka Gandhi, India
For her work in improving the conditions for stray animals
in India, and for her activities in environmental issues
 
1996
Christine Townend, Australia/India

For spearheading the “Animal Liberation”
movement in Australia and establishing a number of much
needed animal care and rescue shelters in India.

1993
Senator Roland Gillet, Belgium
As a principal author of the Animal Protection laws in
his country (1975-1986)
 
1993
Mrs Janine Vogler, France
As Founder of the "Jeunes Amis
des Animaux" of Francea

1993
The Rt Hon Lord Houghton of Sowerby CH, UK
 
In recognition of his unfailing support of
the animal welfare cause throughout his
long parlimentary career
 
1993
Mrs Jean Sainsbury, UK
As Founder of the Jean Sainsbury Trust, which provides
funding to various groups and charities working in the
fields of animal protection and wildlife conservation

1988
Shirley McGreal,
President, IPPL, USA

In recognition of her relentless fight to protect
primates throughout the world
 
1986
Dr Michael Balls, Chairman, FRAME, UK

In recognition of FRAME's contribution towards
specific replacement of laboratory animals
in experiments by alternative methods
   
             

       
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