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2011 Henry Spira Award

Emily McIvor

Emily McIvor, senior policy adviser for Humane Society International/Europe, received the 2011 Henry Spira Award. She has worked on animal welfare issues at European Union level for many years, specializing in the use of animals in research and testing. As one of the lead animal welfare lobbyists in political negotiations of the EU Cosmetics Directive 7th Amendment, the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) regulation, and most recently the revision of Europe’s legislation for the protection of animals used for scientific purposes, McIvor has extensive experience with regulatory test issues and the development and validation of alternative, non-animal methods.

McIvor represents HSI/Europe on the stakeholder “mirror group” of the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing, and on the management panel of the European Union-funded AXLR8 (pronounced “accelerate”) project.

On broader animal welfare issues, McIvor has contributed to discussions relating to the current and future Community Action Plans on the Protection and Welfare of Animals and has addressed the European Parliament’s Animal Welfare Intergroup.

McIvor’s dedicated efforts to improving animal welfare reflect the criteria presented by Peter Singer in the book Ethics into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement. Singer distills the methods Henry used over the years into “Ten Ways to Make a Difference.”