Netflix’s “The Ivory Game,” Rolling Stone’s “The Dog Factory,” and Chicago Tribune’s “The Price of Pork” head the line-up of 18 winners of the 31st Annual Genesis Awards, presented by The Humane Society of the United States.

The HSUS’ Genesis Awards recognize outstanding individuals in the major news and entertainment media whose creativity and/or journalistic integrity have increased the public’s understanding of animal protection issues. Awards are given to individuals from the television, film, print, online and music industries, as well to those producing more specialized works.

From documentaries highlighting the ivory trade and endangered gorillas to magazine and newspaper stories that reveal the scourge of pig farms and puppy mills, the 2017 Genesis Award winners serve as a reminder of the importance of all forms of media in helping expose animal protection issues.

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Below is the full list of winners of the 31st Genesis Awards for works aired or released in 2016.

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY FILM

The Ivory Game –A Netflix Original Documentary
produced by Terra Mater Films and Vulcan Productions in association with
Malaika Pictures and Appian Way
Directed by Richard Ladkani & Kief Davidson
Produced by Walter Köhler

OUTSTANDING TV NEWS SERIES

WRC-TV (NBC Washington) “Trouble on the tracks”
Scott MacFarlane – Reporter
Rick Yarborough – Producer
Jeff Piper – Videographer

WOIO Cleveland 19, Multi-part series on crimes against police canines
Sia Nyorkor – Multimedia Journalist
Cassandra Nist- Sr. Producer

OUTSTANDING TV NEWS FEATURE

KTNV-TV (ABC Las Vegas)
“Hunting the Hunters” and “Domestic Violence: When Pets become Pawns”
Darcy Spears – Reporter
Kean Bauman – Producer
Kris Oman, Oscar Palomo – Photo Journalists

OUTSTANDING TV COMMENTARY

Street Talk Commentary: Safari Club International – Las Vegas Now I-Team 8
George Knapp – Reporter
Matt Adams – Photographer/Editor

OUSTANDING MORNING SHOW

CBS Sunday Morning “A Dog’s Life”
Martha Teichner – Reporter
David Rothman – Producer
Mike Levine – Editor

OUTSTANDING TV DOCUMENTARIES

Explorer: Battle for Virunga – National Geographic channel
Producer/Director, Tony Gerber
Executive Producers: Jeff Hasler, Brian Lovett, Jared Lipworth, Melissa Wood, Dave Snyder, Margaret Ebrahim

Toucan Nation – Animal Planet
Directed by Paula Heredia
Produced by Paula Heredia and Larry Lavin
Executive producer for H/3 Foundation, Spencer B. Haber;
Supervising producer for Animal Planet, Alexandra Moss
Executive producer John Hoffman.

OUTSTANDING TV DOCUMENTARY SERIES

Ocean Warriors – Animal Planet
Executive Producers: Robert Redford, Paul G. Allen, Mark Benjamin, Marc Levin, Laura Michalchyshyn, Pagan Danielle Harleman, David Casey, Carole Tomko, Jody Gottlieb, Rocky Collins, Liz Bronstein;
Co-Executive Producer: Jerry Decker;
Supervising Producers: Patrick Keegan, Yoav Attias;
Senior Producer: Christopher Bryson;
Producers: Peter Schmuhl, Nicholas Burnett, Katie Carpenter, Adam Schleifer;
Executive in Charge: Kara Rozansky;
Directors: Mark Benjamin, Marc Levin

OUSTANDING CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING

The HALO Effect “Purses for Primates” – Nickelodeon
Executive Producers: Nick Cannon, Morgan Spurlock, Richard Arlook, Jeremy Chilnick,
Matthew Galkin, Ethan Goldman and Michael Goldman
Producer: Erin Glass

PRINT

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE FEATURE
“The Dog Factory” By Paul Solotaroff – Rolling Stone

OUTSTANDING OPINION
“Second Thoughts of an Animal Researcher” by John P. Gluck – The New York Times

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER SERIES
“The Price of Pork” – The Chicago Tribune

Investigative Reporters David Jackson and Gary Marx
Photographer/Videographer Stacey Wescott
Research Assistant Madison Hopkins

BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

OUSTANDING INTERNATIONAL NEWS FEATURE

“Tigerhandel trots Artenschutz” – ZDF Germany
Karl Ammann – Producer

OUSTANDING INTERNATIONAL ONLINE/PRINT

The Guardian (UK) multiple reports on elephant conservation
Editorial team: Bibi van der Zee, Karl Mathiesen, Phil Daoust

OUTSTANDING REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Karin Brulliard – The Washington Post

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Darryl Fears – The Washington Post

OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA

Miley Cyrus

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