New Year Honours
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The New YearHonours is a part of the British honours system, with New Year’s Day, 1 January, being marked by naming new members of orders of chivalry and recipients of other official honours. A number of other Commonwealth realms also mark this day in this way.
Great to see that see that several campaigners have been presented this new year in relation to animal welfare issues.
Dr. Brian May; ex ‘Queen’ guitarist, founder of the ‘Save Me’ animal welfare organisation – Home page – Save Me Trust – , and huge campaigner against the culling of Badgers in the UK, has now been knighted, and is to be known as Sir Brian May. We end huge congratulations to him.
Fight the Cull.
Virginia Anne McKenna,has now become a dame. Virginia founded the Born Free Foundation – International Animal Welfare Charity | Born Free Foundation – she was originally a British stage and screen actress, author, activist, and wildlife campaigner.
Above – From the past – Virginia with my mum – another days animal campaigning !
A leading marine conservationist has been appointed an MBE in the New Year Honours list for being a “driving force” in the study of a seal species.
Sue Sayer, founder of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT), received the honour for services to wildlife protection and conservation.
Ms Sayer, 60, has helped protect the globally-rare grey seal for 20 years.
Photo – Johnny Weeks / BBC.
There are lots of celebrities and sportspeople who are honoured in the new years lists, so it is great to see that this time animal welfare persons have also been rewarded. Congratulations to all of them.