Ms Symonds has lengthy been a dedicated campaigner for animal rights and the battle towards plastic air pollution.
This yr, she efficiently pushed for supermarkets to cease promoting Thai coconut merchandise procured with monkey “slave labour”.
She additionally put her title to a petition calling for a worldwide ban on “moist markets” the place wildlife is offered for consumption.
The Covid-19 outbreak is broadly thought to have originated in a “moist market” within the Chinese language metropolis of Wuhan, the place it’s believed to have made the soar from animals – probably bats – to people.
Calling for an finish to the worldwide wildlife commerce “as soon as and for all”, Ms Symonds urged others to do the identical.
She wrote of the coronavirus pandemic in April: “This disaster offers us the prospect to begin doing issues higher. Let this be a kind of issues.”
Over the course of 2020, Ms Symonds has unfold consciousness over the canine and cat meat commerce “horrors” in China, inspired the general public to strain Amazon into providing plastic-free packaging choices, and referred to as for pressing motion to guard the surroundings.
In 2019, she and the Prime Minister adopted a canine who they named Dilyn. He was rescued as a pet from a breeder by Welsh charity Associates of Animals Wales as a result of he had a misaligned jaw and was going to be put down.
“Carrie Symonds is a fearless power for good in terms of making the world a kinder place for animals,” Peta’s managing director Ingrid Newkirk was quoted as saying in The Every day Telegraph.
“Peta is delighted to honour her for utilizing her platform to encourage individuals to spare a thought for our fellow animals whom we share this planet with.”
Ms Symonds has additionally campaigned towards trophy looking, the killing of puffins in Iceland, and is a patron of the Conservative Animal Welfare Affiliation.