Boston founder TOM SCHOLZ has been honoured for his animal rights efforts in Los Angeles. The rocker was presented with the Celebrity Animal Advocate Of The Year award at the recent Animal Rights National Conference. A longtime vegetarian, Scholz joins celebrities like Linda Blair, James Cromwell and Alicia Silverstone as recipients of the honour. Scholz dedicated his award to late Boston frontman Brad Delp, a fellow animal rights activist. He told the conference guests, "His commitment to ethical vegetarianism over thirty years ago was a major factor in my emerging awareness of the unnecessary cruelty to animals in our society."