Dan Lyons

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Dr Dan Lyons has been a dedicated animal advocate for 25 years and has a PhD from the University of Sheffield looking into the treatment of research animals. 

His work studying how to improve the lives of animals has been recognised across the world. He has since presented a large number of lectures and conference papers in animal protection to a host of organisations, including to Norwegian Government, the French Senate, Universities of Toronto, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol. He also went on to co-found the Centre for Animals and Social Justice think tank, which researches effective animal welfare in all fields from farm animals to dog breeding.

He is now an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield’s Department of Politics and serves as an animal welfare policy consultant. He also gives animal ethics lectures to bioscientists in Ireland, where he also serves as a member of the National Committee on the Protection of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes.

In his spare time Dan is a servant to Toby the cat.

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