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Animal rights received a big financial shot in the arm this November when LUSH Cosmetics announced the recipients of the first-ever LUSH Prize to eliminate animal testing. Created by the handmade-cosmetics firm, in conjunction with the not-for-profit Ethical Consumer group, the annual £250,000 ($400,000) prize is the largest monetary award in the alternative-testing sector to date. The LUSH Prize is divvied up among five categories: a Science Prize for the development of replacement non-animal tests, a Training Prize for training researchers in non-animal tests, a Lobbying Prize for policy interventions to promote the use of replacements, a Public Awareness Prize for public-awareness raising of ongoing testing, and four Young Researcher Awards for post-graduates specializing in replacements research.

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