Dan Lyons PhD United Kingdom
Dan Lyons PhD has been an animal advocate all his adult life. He was a campaigner with Uncaged from 1994 to 2012 and is now Director of the think tank the Centre for Animals and Social Justice. Between 2000 and 2003 he fought a celebrated legal battle against Novartis Pharma to win the right to publish leaked documents revealing illegal cruelty and regulatory failures during pig-to-primate organ transplant experiments.
In 2008 he won the UK Political Studies Association prize for the best PhD thesis in Governance and Public Administration for his research into the evolution of British animal experimentation policy, and his book
The Politics of Animal Experimentation was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield's Department of Politics and a Member of the Irish Government's National Committee for the Protection of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes. Dan was also elected to serve on the UK RSPCA's National Trustee Council in June 2015.
Contributions to the conference
- Democracy for Animals
English main talk on
room: Don Bosco Saal