Episode 5: Jo Hinde Part 1: Welfare & Education

Our fifth episode - with Very Special Guest Jo Hinde, the Blue Cross Vet Nurse of the Year 2014 & RWAF Outreach Officer. In this episode we talk about some of the many ways in which rabbit welfare can be improved and raising awareness of these issues. We talked a lot, and so our chat with Jo continues into episode 6 which focuses more on what to do if your rabbit is not well, and rabbit savvy vets.

Disclaimer: All views and opinions within All Ears are those of the speaker, and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of any organisation which they may be associated with.  While we attempt to provide accurate, up to date information, we would always advise you to contact a rabbit expert or vet with any specific concerns or questions. 

00:25 Jo Hinde
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jo-hinde/

02:25 RWAF (Rabbit Welfare Associate and Fund)
http://www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk

04:30 RWAF Conference
http://www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/?section=conference2014.html

05:00 Poundstretcher
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-daniel-allen/poundstretcher-rabbit-pri_b_5681864.html
Jo's Blog Post on Poundstretcher
http://www.rabbitawareness.co.uk/?s=poundstretcher

07:45 RWAF A Hutch Is Not Enough Campaign
http://www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/ahutchisnotenough.htm

14:05 PETA's Angora Campaign (WARNING: unpleasant watching)
https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5171
Jo's article on the angora campaign
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jo-hinde/fashion-before-welfare-th_b_6014026.html

17:25 RWAF Hopper Groups
http://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/join/index.php

19:15 Rabbit Awareness Week 9th-17th May 2015
http://www.rabbitawarenessweek.co.uk

20:10 Blue Cross Vet Nurse of the Year
http://www.bluecross.org.uk/478-134381/blue-cross-awards-top-vet-nurse-of-the-year.html

22:25 BVNA Congress Telford
http://www.bvna.org.uk/cpd/bvna-congress-2014-review

25:20 Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas
https://www.wvc.org

29:40 RWAF Hop To It Booklet
PDF http://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/pdfs/RWAbrochuremaster.pdf
To Purchase http://shop.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/product-category/advice-booklets-leaflets/booklets/

35:35 Legislation for lab rabbits
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/228831/0107.pdf
(see 5.6 for cage size & 5.62 for breed clarification - is min 40cm height & 2000sq cm per animal ie 1.5ftx1.5ft)
The RWAF did a press release on this in March 2013
http://rabbitwelfare.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/better-for-lab-rabbits-but-not-back.html

36:40 RWAF Hop To It (see 30:15)

36:50 Rabbit Behaviour, Health and Care by Marit Emilie Buseth & Richard Saunders
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rabbit-Behaviour-Health-Emilie-Buseth/dp/1780641907

39:20 The Hutch is Not Enough leaflet
http://shop.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/product/the-rabbit-welfare-guide-a-hutch-is-not-enough/

39:40 Resources from the A Hutch Is Not Enough Campaign
http://www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/ahutchisnotenough.htm  ("template" link under "Why is this good for retailers?")