Yoko Muto

Recipient of the 1977 Schweitzer Medal for outstanding contributions to animal welfare.

Yoko Muto, animal caretaker of Tokyo University, and representative of the Japan Animal Welfare Society, for her seven years of unstinting effort to allay the suffering of thousands of dogs used for experimental surgery, by gentle, personal nursing care given to each animal. The presentation was made by US Ambassador to Japan, Mike Mansfield.