2007 Arthur Ling Memorial Award
This year the Arthur Ling Memorial Award sponsored by Plamil Foods was
awarded to Dr Dan Lyons from the anti animal testing campaigns group
Uncaged in Sheffield.
Adrian Ling who runs Plamil Foods initiated the award in memory of his
late father, Arthur Ling, who was often himself described as a vegan
pioneer. Arthur Ling's lifelong dedication to veganism led the
way to providing alternatives to dairy products with Plamil's introduction
of soya milk and dairy free chocolate to consumers in the 1960's.
The first Arthur Ling Memorial Award sponsored by Plamil was presented
in 2006 to Sandra Hood, a dietician with Foods for Life who wrote "Raising
your vegan infant - with confidence".
Adrian Ling said:
Award is the best way to celebrate my father's spirit of innovation and
also encourage, publicise and reward dedicated people or groups who make
an outstanding contribution to veganism, animal welfare and the environment.
This year's 2007 Award was presented to Dr Dan Lyons at the Animal
Aid Christmas Fayre in Kensington, on the 2nd December. Earlier
in 2007 Dr Lyons achieved a pioneering PhD for his research into the
evolution of British animal research policy. This establishes Dr Lyons
as one of the country's leading authorities on the politics of animal
experimentation, giving an enormous potential benefit to Uncaged and
the anti-vivisection movement, which has at times been portrayed as
ill informed, but Dr Lyons' PhD status will give clear and new credibility
to the legal fight against animal experimentation.
Dr Dan Lyons is a Director of Uncaged Campaigns, 9 Bailey Lane, Sheffield,
S1 4EG. Tel: 0114 2722220. www.uncaged.co.uk and www.xenodiaries.org
Plamil's Adrian Ling and Harold
Atkinson present the 2007 Arthur Ling Memorial Award to Dr Dan Lyons (centre)