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
- 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