Anne McBride is a longstanding supporter of the RWAF and its representative on the Animal Behaviour and Training Council. Author of Why Does My Rabbit, and Rabbits and Hares, her degree in Psychology and PhD on the Social and Parental Behaviour of the European Rabbit, were from University College London, several decades ago - she now is the proud owner of a Senior Railcard, and has given up trying to grow up! She has and continues to work as a trainer and behaviourist and ran the first qualification in the field of clinical animal behaviour at Southampton, from its inception in 1994 to the course closure in 2014. She is a Senior Lecturer and continues to teach applied animal behaviour and human-animal interactions at the University of Southampton, as well as being a guest lecturer at other colleges and universities in the UK and abroad. Her hobbies are cooking, eating, walking in the countryside, discussing life’s conundrums and laughing. Her favourite book is still Winnie-the-Pooh... full of fun and excellent life lessons.
She has a particular interest in Small Prey Mammals, including rabbits, and in improving their welfare through education of those that keep them; no matter if as pets, lab or farm animals. She hopes that today will be of interest to all.