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John Ace-Hopkins Award

For Humane Slaughter Association

Feb 02 2012

Jul 31 2014

John Ace-Hopkins Award photo

Hello and Welcome!

This fundraising website exists to tell you about my friend JOHN ACE-HOPKINS (pictured), who sadly died suddenly in November 2011 at the early age of 58, and to alert you to the work of the Humane Slaughter Association.

John trained as a marine biologist at Swansea University and initially worked
with Thomson Marconi on electronic devices for use in commercial fish farming.

John acquired the business from Thomson and dedicated himself to developing new products for the industry. He relocated to the Scottish Highlands in 1999 to be close to his clients.

In 2011 he received an Award for Significant Advances in Humane Slaughter of Farmed Livestock from the respected animal welfare charity the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA). John was a great supporter of the principles of the HSA.

To perpetuate his memory and to help future research into humane methods of slaughtering farmed animals, I would like to ask you to donate to the HSA so that it can continue to fund an award in his name to support or reward such developments.

To find out more about the HSA, please go to:

To see some of John's work, go to:

The Award will be used for example to recognise and assist research contributions and to further innovation and development in humane slaughter technologies. The Award will normally be made only to individuals (not corporates) selected and recommended by the HSA. 

In 2012, partly using funds donated via this website, the Award was made to the Stunning and Slaughter Group of Bristol University's Vetinary School; see the 'event news' postings on this website, or go to and click on the 'HSA Press' tab.

The HSA website also gives details of John's own contribution to this field (

You can donate in memory of John through this website and thereby help support future developments in humane slaughter and justice for animals. Just click the 'make a donation' button. Please note that Charity Choice takes only a nominal administration charge, plus modest fees for card transactions (which you can also donate), and unlike some other 'giving' sites, does not otherwise charge the charity.

To find out more or to express an interest, please contact me:


Many Thanks!


Dr Geoff Jones


Geoff Jones Research 

PO Box 636 Oxford Oxfordshire OX1 9AZ

Copyright Geoff Jones Research 2012








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  • John - we miss you

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  • You were special when I first saw you as a baby, and you remained special, forever in my thoughts

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  • He will always be in our thoughts. Miss him very much.

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