Wednesday, 6 January 2010 12:00 AM
The BUAV, the UK's leading organization campaigning to end animal experiments, is delighted that Martin Horwood, MP for Cheltenham, is the winner of the 2009 Animal Welfare Award at the Dods Charity Champions Award ceremony which took place in Westminster in December. The Awards recognise the parliamentarians who have made the biggest contributions in a number of different areas and in 2009, the Animal Welfare award was sponsored by BUAV.
Michelle Thew, BUAV's Chief Executive, who presented the award, said "It is great that the work of parliamentarians like Martin to promote animal issues can be highlighted at events like this. They play a vital role for organizations like the BUAV in making sure issues like animal experimentation are discussed at the highest level."
Martin Horwood MP said: "I am delighted to receive this award. Animals don't have votes and need us to speak out in their interests against unnecessary cruelty and exploitation. Congratulations to BUAV for sponsoring this award and for all the work they do to raise the political profile of animal welfare."
Recently Martin has shown his support for the BUAV's Clean up Cruelty campaign, which calls for a ban on the testing of household products on animals, by pledging to make his own constituency office cruelty free.
For further information contact Carla Owen 44(0) 207 700 4888 or out of hours on + 44 (0)7850 510 955 or visit our web site: www.buav.org