Laura McAnea

Animals in Farming Project Manager, World Animal Protection

Laura McAnea is the Animals in Farming Project Manager for World Animal Protection. She is a qualified animal behaviourist with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Animal Behaviour and recently graduated from the University of Glasgow with a Master’s degree in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law.  Previous research experience includes investigating stress levels of cats in a rescue centre, and olfactory capabilities of hens.

She has always been passionate about improving the lives of animals, and has over 10 years’ experience working in animal shelters and veterinary clinics in Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, Australia and New Zealand. Outside of work Laura is interested in legislation and politics relating to animal welfare, regularly attending her local All Party Group for Animal Welfare (APGAW) meetings and international Animal Politics Foundation conferences. In May 2016, Laura was the first person to stand in the Northern Irish Assembly elections as a candidate for the Animal Welfare Party. 

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