TV vet in finals for animal-welfare award

Marc Abrahams in action in China
Marc Abrahams in action in China

A TV vet and former Herald columnist has been nominated for a national award for his animal-welfare campaigning.

Marc Abrahams is a finalist for the Chris Laurence Vet of the Year Award.

This year, alongside working full-time as a small-animal vet in Sussex, Marc has rescued a baby bear in Ukraine, performed surgery on a moonbear in China, and gained 100,000 signatures on ant e-petition to end puppy farming - triggering a debate in the House of Commons due in March.

From school visits to speaking in Parliament, charity dog shows to international animal rescue, Marc covers the full spectrum of education and awareness when it comes to animal welfare; and his efforts may be rewarded in March.

Marc’s campaign to fight puppy farming - ‘PupAid’ - was backed by celebrities including Ricky Gervais and Brian May.

Marc said: “I’m incredibly proud to be nominated for such a prestigious award for animal welfare which all helps to raise further awareness of not only my PupAid campaign to end puppy farming, but also the fantastic charities and campaign groups out there doing such wonderful work improving animals’ lives.”

“Animal welfare is about caring. It’s about showing empathy and all working together as a team to make sure animal are respected and looked after, whether it’s bear bile farming, puppy farming, badger culling, or fox hunting.”