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Anti-cruelty crusader Lyn White made a Member of the Order of Australia.
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2014, 02:24:07 PM »
Anti-cruelty crusader Lyn White made a Member of the Order of Australia in Queen’s Birthday Honour.
  
LYN White’s mission to stamp out animal cruelty began when she saw an image most of us have seen before — a photograph in a magazine of a bear jammed into a cage in China, its bile being drained for medicine.

 
Most of us simply turn that page, but Ms White couldn’t ignore the animal’s plight.

In fact, she hasn’t ignored any animal’s plight since, leading the crusade against cruel live animal exports and spotlighting factory farming.

She was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.
 
 
           Lyn White with her border collie Buddy height=366   Lyn White with her border collie Buddy Source: Supplied
   
In 2001 Ms White left a 22-year police career to become Australian director for Animals Asia Foundation. The work soon opened her eyes to cruel practices in this country, and in 2003 she took up an invitation from Animals Australia to the role she still holds, chief investigator and campaigns director.

The Mornington Peninsula resident exposed the realities of live animal exports through 26 investigations in the Middle East, Indonesia and Turkey.

Her 2011 investigation in Indonesia revealed routine abuse of Australian cattle in the country’s slaughterhouses and resulted in the suspension of trade and major changes to the industry’s operations.

Ms White said the AM honoured and validated animal protection work itself.

“For this I am thrilled. It is tremendous acknowledgment that as a society we now understand that we have an ethical duty of care towards our fellow species, and a responsibility to not just be human beings, but humane beings.”

Despite all the suffering she had witnessed, she still believed in people’s ability to become kinder and more ethical.

“For me, this work, is about encouraging us to become the best that we can be.”
  • Kathryn Powley 
  •   Herald Sun 
  • June 09, 2014 12:00AM
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