Chris Fisher (1961-2009)

Chris Fisher, a bright, energetic and determined individual, passed away in April. Fisher was the architect and chief lobbyist behind the European Union (E.U.) Cosmetics Directive and the European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods. He later joined Eurogroup for Animals, fighting in Brussels and Strasbourg alongside Cathy Liss of the Animal Welfare Institute, for the implementation of E.U. Regulation 3254/91 to end the use of leghold traps. Chris was active in exposing the threats to animals posed by so-called free trade agreements.