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In the foundation’s sixth year, Dag S. Stiansens Stiftelse allocates almost half a million Norwegian kroner to 12 animal welfare projects.

Dag S. Stiansen Stiftelse was established in 2013 with the purpose of safeguarding the interests of animals. Annually, the foundation allocates funds to projects such as traditional animal welfare work, education, research, political information work on animal welfare and the like. Allocations are based on applications submitted to the foundation. In 2018, the foundation supports 12 projects with almost half a million kroner.

“Many organizations and individuals work tirelessly to improve the welfare of animals. We appreciate that,” says the Board of Dag S. Stiansen Stiftelse in a comment.

The allocations of the Dag S. Stiansen Stiftelse are founded on the recommendations of the Foundation Council, providing its recommendations to the Board. The councilors are Frode Lingaas, Professor and Veterinarian, Guri Larsen, Professor of Criminology, Lise Myhre, cartoonist, Roger Petterson, Secretary General of World Animal Protection Sweden and Bodil Eikeset, Head of the Norwegian House Cat Association. The council positions are personal and unpaid.

“One project is particularly interesting this year. The Norwegian organization NOAH will write a report to highlight the unfortunate consequences of the Norwegian Dog Law that can lead to harmless dogs being euthanized. We hope NOAH will work with other organizations to achieve their goal, “said Professor and Veterinarian Frode Lingaas, chairman of the Foundation Council of Dag S. Stiansen Stiftelse.

The Stiansen Award

Annually, Dag S. Stiansen Stiftelse also awards the Stiansen Award to individuals or organizations that have made an extraordinary effort to safeguard the interests of animals. This year, the foundation did not receive an adequate number of high-quality nominations, and in consultation with the Foundation Council, the Board decided not to distribute the award in 2018.

“We would like to thank you for all your nominations and look forward to giving out the Stiansen Award again next year,” says Lingaas.

Organizations that received funds from the foundation in 2018:

  • Foreningen for omplassering av dyr
  • NOAH – for dyrs rettigheter
  • Solplassen hvile- og omplasseringshjem for hunder
  • «Katteiere i Holmestrand» ved Magnar Ytreland
  • Pinnsvinhjelpen
  • Fuglehjelpen
  • Dyrebeskyttelsen Norge, Nord-Jæren
  • AniCura Grünerløkka
  • Moss og Omegn Dyrebeskyttelse
  • Anima – Stopp dyremishandling
  • Dyrebeskyttelsen Lillestrøm og omegn
  • Insamlingsstiftelsen Chickas Minnesfond

For more information, please contact info(at)stiansenstiftelsen.no

This year’s Stiansen Award has been awarded to the Norwegian animal rights organisation Dyrevernalliansen for their work to improve animal welfare in Norway. The Stiansen Award, which is awarded by the animal foundation Dag S. Stiansens Stiftelse, consists of a contribution of NOK 50,000 and a sculpture by Norwegian artist Elena Engelsen.

– Dyrevernalliansen has been working tirelessly for many years to raise animal welfare issues higher on the political agenda in Norway. We truly appreciate the organisation’s work and therefore wish to honor the them with the Stiansen Award, says the board of Dag S. Stiansens Stiftelse.

The Stiansen Award is presented annually to individuals or organizations that have made extraordinary efforts to promote animal rights and welfare. A council at the foundation proposes candidates to the board based on nominations received from animal supporters worldwide, whereas the board makes the final decision.

– Through consistent, strategic work, Dyrevernalliansen has helped to improve the position of animals in the Norwegian society. In this way, the organisation helps to improve animal welfare in Norway every single day. Dyrevernalliansen is therefore a very worthy recipient of the award, says professor and veterinary Frode Lingaas, chairman of the foundation council at Dag S. Stiansens Stiftelse.

Half a million NOK in project funding

Dag S. Stiansens Stiftelse also provides financial support for projects that promote the welfare and rights of animals. Project funding is handed out based on the applications received online. This year, more than NOK 500,000 has been awarded to 16 projects and organisations:

  • Foreningen for omplassering av dyr
  • NOAH – for animal rights
  • Te project “Svanene i Sandvika” by Marianne Fagerstrøm
  • Dyrevernalliansen
  • Dyrevern Ung
  • Solplassen hvile- og omplasseringshjem for hunder
  • The project «Katteiere i Holmestrand» by Magnar Ytreland
  • Maoland shelter in Romania
  • Dyrenes Hus – Dyrebeskyttelsen Oslo og Omegn
  • Takis Shelter on Crete
  • Pinnsvinhjelpen
  • Fuglehjelpen
  • Norsk Viltsykehus
  • Dyrebeskyttelsen Norge, Nord-Jæren
  • Föreningen för Höörs Hemlösa Katter in Sweden
  • The project «Støtt gatehunder» in Bosnia

For more information, please contact info (at) stiansenstiftelsen.no

Veterinary Toralf B. Metveit is awarded the Stiansen Award 2016 for his lifelong commitment to animal welfare. Dag S. Stiansens Stiftelse hands out the award, consisting of NOK 50 000 and a sculpture signed artist Elena Engelsen.

– Toralf B. Metveit has been a champion of animal interests throughout a long life, both as a veterinary and through a variety of organizational positions. We greatly appreciate Metveit’s work and we want to honour him with the Stiansen Award, says the board of the Dag S. Stiansens Stiftelse.

The Stiansen Award is presented annually to individuals or organizations that have made extraordinary efforts to promote animal rights and welfare. A council at the foundation proposes candidates to the board based on nominations received from animal supporters worldwide, whereas the board makes the final decision.

– Metveit has given a large and valuable contribution to the improvement of animal welfare for different animal groups, by speaking their cause for decades. He is a worthy recipient of the Stiansen Award, says professor and veterinary Frode Lingaas, chairman of the foundation council at Dag S. Stiansens Stiftelse.

Half a million NOK in project funding

Dag S. Stiansens Stiftelse also provides financial support for projects that promote the welfare and rights of animals. Project funding is handed out based on the applications received online. This year, more than NOK 460 000 has been awarded to the following projects/organizations:

  • Foreningen for omplasering av dyr
  • NOAH – for animal rights
  • The project “Svanene i Sandvika” by Marianne Fagerstrøm
  • WWF Norway
  • Dyrevernalliansen
  • Solplassen hvile- og omplasseringshjem for hunder
  • The project «Katteiere i Holmestrand» by Magnar Ytreland
  • Dyrevern Ung
  • Föreningen för Höörs Hemlösa Katter
  • The Wildlife Group at the National Veterinary Institute in Oslo

For more information, please contact info (at) stiansenstiftelsen.no

This year’s Stiansen Award has been awarded to the Norwegian animal rights activist Frank Nervik, for his effort to expose the conditions at Norwegian fur farms through the documentary film “Fur”. The Stiansen Award, which is awarded by the animal foundation Dag S. Stiansens Stiftelse, consists of a contribution of NOK 50,000 and a sculpture by Norwegian artist Elena Engelsen.

– Frank Nervik has done an important effort for animals in the Norwegian fur industry. He is a worthy winner of the Stiansen Award, says the board of the Dag S. Stiansens Stiftelse.

The Stiansen Award is presented annually to individuals or organizations that have made extraordinary efforts to promote animal rights and welfare. A council at the foundation proposes candidates to the board based on nominations received from animal supporters worldwide, whereas the board makes the final decision.

– This year we received multiple nominations in connection with the documentary film “Fur”. The foundation council believes that Frank Nervik has done highly important work in exposing the conditions for fur animals at Norwegian fur farms, says professor and veterinarian Frode Lingaas, chairman of the foundation council at Dag S. Stiansens Stiftelse

The foundation council is an independent expert body that provides advice and recommendations to the board. The council consists of: Frode Lingaas, professor and veterinarian, Guri Larsen, professor in criminology, Unni Lindell, author, Lise Myhre, cartoonist, Roger Petterson, secretary general of WPSA in Sweden, Maria Været Veggeland, ethologist and Bodil Eikeset, leader of Norsk Huskattforening. The members work at their own initiative without pay.

Hundreds of thousands of NOK in project funding

Dag S. Stiansens Stiftelse also provides financial support for projects that promote the welfare and rights of animals. Project funding is delegated based on the applications received online. This year, a total of NOK 375,000 has been awarded to the following projects/organizations:

  • Foreningen for omplassering av dyr
  • NOAH
  • Marianne Fagerstrøm – «redd svanene i Sandvika»
  • WWF-Norge
  • Pinnsvinhjelpen
  • Michael J. Baines – «gatehunder i Thailand»
  • Dyrevernalliansen

For more information, please contact: info(at)stiansenstiftelsen.no

This year’s Stiansen Award has been awarded to the Norwegian organization Norecopa, for their efforts to replace and reduce the use of animal experiments. The Stiansen Award, which is awarded by the animal foundation Dag S. Stiansens Stiftelse, consists of a contribution of NOK 50,000 and a sculpture by artist Elena Engelsen.

– Animal experiments is something that I dislike. Norecopa’s work is very important and they deserve both praise and attention. It is therefore a pleasure to give them this award, says Dag S. Stiansen, founder and chairman of the board at Dag S. Stiansens Stiftelse.

The Stiansen Award is presented annually to individuals or organizations that have made extraordinary efforts to promote animal rights and welfare. A council at the foundation proposes candidates to the board based on nominations received from animal supporters worldwide, whereas the board makes the final decision.

– The use of animals for research purposes is a common practice in medical research and can contribute to important expertise. However, the use of animal experiments is a disputed field. It is therefore important to reduce such activities as much as possible and actively strive to avoid animal suffering. Norecopa is doing important work to reduce the use of animal experiments by providing viable alternatives. This is done by presenting an updated database of alternative practices and knowledge that can provide actual improvements for the animals, says professor and veterinarian Frode Lingaas, chairman of the foundation council at Dag S. Stiansens Stiftelse.

The foundation council is an independent expert body that provides advice and recommendations to the board. The council consists of: Frode Lingaas, professor and veterinarian, Guri Larsen, professor in criminology, Unni Lindell, author, Lise Myhre, cartoonist, Roger Petterson, secretary general of the WPSA in Sweden, Maria Været Veggeland, ethologist and Bodil Eikeset, leader of Norsk Huskattforening. The members work at their own initiative without pay.

Half a million in project funding

Dag S. Stiansens Stiftelse also provides financial support for projects that promote the welfare and rights of animals. Project funding is delegated based on the applications received online. This year, a total of NOK 450,000 has been awarded to the following projects/organizations:

  • FOD-gården
  • Minding Animals
  • SOS Animal Sri Lanka
  • Dyrebeskyttelsen Nord-Jæren
  • Norecopa
  • Kattfotens Katthem
  • Dyrebeskyttelsen Norge, avd. Bergen og Hordaland
  • Dyrevern Ung
  • The project «Forby pelsfarmene»
  • Fabelfjord AS – film project
  • NOAH

For more information, please contact: info(at)stiansenstiftelsen.no.