Claire has a deep interest in animals, and a long background in fighting for animal rights. Perhaps surprisingly, as a zoologist she first encountered animal abuse not in university, but years before, whilst at school. Her biology department housed animals rats and mice, and they were killed and dissected.

By then, she was already vegetarian, but this set the wheels in motion… she turned vegan and went on to graduate in zoology with a Masters degree, without using animals at all. She now has over 10 years experience working within animal welfare and rights NGOs – mainly in the field of campaigns and undercover investigations.

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