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Dag S. Stiansens Stiftelse

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.

Dag S. Stiansens Stiftelse has decided to award this year’s Stiansen Award to the Norwegian animal organization NOAH. The foundation makes special mention of NOAH’s work for animal rights and the idea of a separate animal police as bakground for the award.    

– NOAH is an organization that strives to promote animal welfare, and I am very pleased to give the award to them. Their work for the creation of a separate animal police is something Trine and myself particularly like, says Dag S. Stiansen.

The Stiansen Award consists of a sculpture by Elena Engelsen and a contribution of NOK 50,000. It is awarded for the first time this year, and will be awarded annually, to individuals or organizations that have made extraordinary efforts to promote animal rights and welfare. The foundation council proposes candidates to the foundation board based on nominations received, while the board makes a final decision.

– The foundation has received a number of excellent nominations for Stiansen Award. The foundation council has assessed all the proposals, and appreciated the great commitment shown for animal welfare and interests, both by private persons and different organizations. This year’s award emphasizes broad approaches to improve animal welfare and the protection of their rights, says Frode Lingaas, chairman of the foundation council in Dag S. Stiansens Stiftelse.

The foundation council is an independent expert body that provides advice and recommendations to the board, and consists of individuals with high expertize and involvement in animal welfare. The council consists of: Frode Lingaas, professor at the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Guri Larsen, professor in criminology at the University of Oslo, Unni Lindell, author, Lise Myhre, cartoonist, Roger Petterson, secretary general of the Worlds’ Poultry Science Organization in Sweden, Maria Været Veggeland, senior advisor in the Norwegian Food Safety Authority and Bodil Eikeset, leader of Norsk Huskattforening. The members are unpaid and engaged for two-year periods.

Project funding

Dag S. Stiansens Stiftelse also provides financial support for projects that promote the welfare and rights of animals. A total of NOK 480,000 has been awarded this year, allocated to the following projects/organizations:

  • Solplassen – Relocation of old and ownerless dogs
  • Håvard Rosenlund at the University of KwaZulu-Natal – PhD project on the Maputaland leopards
  • Dyrebeskyttelsen’s project “Animal House”
  • The NOAH project “Elephants out of the circus”*
  • Dyrevernalliansen (The Animal Welfare Alliance)
  • Romanian Stray Dogs Ploiesti
  • Norsk Viltsykehus (The Norwegian Wildlife Hospital)
  • Dyrevern Ung (Animal Protection Youth)

The awards are based on applications received by the foundation. The projects and organizations receiving financial support will be monitored to ensure the best usage of the foundation funds. Their daily operations and future initiatives are outside the foundation’s responsibility.

* Council member Maria Været Veggeland declared a conflict of interest with regard to this application.  

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

Dag S. Stiansens Stiftelse will announce the winner of the Stiansen Award and recipients of project funding 31st October 2013.

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