Ceva Animal Health has revealed the shortlist for its 5th annual Animal Welfare Awards.
The awards, now in their fifth year, serve to raise the profile of animal welfare around the world and within the veterinary industry. Nominations were submitted by friends, family, clients and colleagues from all backgrounds, but all with the common theme of acknowledging those who have gone beyond the call of duty to help better the lives of animals.
2015 winner of the Farm Animal Welfare Award, Becky Whay receives her award
R.A.B.I are pleased to be joint sponsors of the Farm Animal Welfare Award which goes to someone from the farming industry who ‘strives to provide or encourage high standards of ethical and compassionate farm animal welfare’. The shortlisted candidates for this category have been announced as:
- Jon Huxley and Martin Green (joint entry) – University of Nottingham Dairy Herd Health Group
- Ruth Clements – FAI Farms
Awards judge, Tony Andrews, said, “Usually the spotlight is turned on agriculture when something has gone wrong. Now in their third year, the Farm Animal Welfare Award shines the spotlight for good reasons rather than bad. The award allows the celebration of this essential industry where those involved do their best day in day out and year in year out, often when exposed to difficult climatic and economic conditions.
“The industry should look to the individuals shortlisted this year for inspiration and to consider who else within agriculture is deserving of recognition for their efforts towards the welfare of animals.”
We look forward to hearing about the winners after the awards ceremony on 6 April 2016.
Last year’s Farm Animal Welfare Award winner, Becky Whay, talks about what the award means to her: