The Ghosts In Our Machine

Ghosts Made the LUSH Prize Shortlist

Lush Prize 2013 short list announced

We are honoured to announce that we have been shortlisted for the LUSH Public Awareness Prize. THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE is in stellar company, take a look at the list of international organizations up for this years LUSH Prize. Impressive!

Thanks to LUSH for demonstrating such commitment and passion when it comes to fighting animal testing (and so many other issues as well).

The Lush Prize for outstanding contributions to replacing animal testing announced its short list for the 2013 awards.  All of the short-listed projects have contributed to advancing animal-free safety testing, through scientific research, training, lobbying or public awareness in 2012.

Over forty projects from fourteen different countries have made it onto the final list, with successful nominations coming from as far apart as India, Brazil and New Zealand.

Five entries which give a flavour of the shortlist are:

Nominee Country                     Project
Lydia Aschauer, Innsbruck Medical University Austria For her research into the improvement of in-vitro models for testing toxicity effects on human kidneys.
The Ghosts in Our Machine Canada For their cross-platform documentary illuminating the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world.
Candida Nastrucci Italy For her work developing university courses and public seminars on in vitro alternatives to animal testing.
Tariq Mahmood Pakistan For his work establishing experimental protocols for the testing of cosmetics directly on human skin.
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine US For their work lobbying for legislative reform to include non-animal test methods in the US.

“This year’s short list is really impressive,” said Rob Harrison, a Lush Prize Director.  “Some of our nominees are influencing international policy on animal testing and some have even helped change national laws.  It’s also great to see organisations making real progress in developing animal-free testing technologies and keeping the issue in the public eye through films and education.  The global nature of this year’s short list also illustrates the global nature of the movement for change.”

£200,000 of prize money will be shared in 2013 across four areas with scientists, campaign groups, trainers and lobbyists all involved.  The final £50,000 will go to young scientists with promising future careers.

The winners will be announced at an awards event in London on November 13th. .

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1 Comment

  1. Diane November 7, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Congratulations on being shortlisted among such prominent and diverse international projects. This is a tremendous acknowledgement of the power of film to influence justice towards animals.