This morning Jill said:
“The award is doubly special – firstly because it’s a Hong Kong award and, as a Brit spending much of my time working in China, Hong Kong is home. Secondly because animal welfare is not always at the forefront of social responsibility and this shows that Hong Kong people are behind us and voting for what we do to help the animal species of China and Hong Kong.
“It’s another indicator that we are on the right track and enjoying broad support. Thank you so much to the SCMP, Sino Group, organisers and judges and to everyone who voted. It means the world to us - especially since the issue of bear bile farming was raised so much during the event last night and our campaign to end it is so clearly supported by the people of Hong Kong."
Read more about this special evening in Hong Kong here.