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Developing a tool for temperament and personality assessment in rabbits: Transfer seminar invitation

You are cordially invited to the Clare Ellis’s transfer seminar at Moulton College on Friday 20th May 9am (9:15 start).

Please email Clare by Thursday 15th May if you wish to attend so she can arrange visitor passes. Full details below. Read the rest of this entry

Featured researcher: Clare Ellis

Clare Ellis & Rex cross rabbit. Photo: Learning Materials team at Moulton College.

Clare Ellis & Rex cross rabbit. Photo: Learning Materials team at Moulton College.

Clare Ellis, Postgraduate Research Student
Second prize winner of the 2014 UN Graduate School poster competition

On the 7th May, at our Annual Poster Competition, Clare won a second prize of £75 for her poster entitled “Britain’s Bunny Problem: It’s not all black and white…” Clare is a postgraduate researcher in the School of Science & Technology and is based at Moulton College. Her research interests are in the field and animal welfare assessment using behavioural and other non-invasive measures within zoos and other captive animal settings. Read the rest of this entry

The rabbit – Britain’s unloved pet?

Figure 1: Rabbit and food bowl. Photo: C Ellis

Submitted by Clare Ellis
Postgraduate Researcher Moulton College & University of Northampton

Rabbits are one of Britain’s top five most popular pets (PFMA, 2013) yet recent research (PDSA Wellbeing report 2013) has shown that they are often not kept in appropriate conditions, and hundreds of rescue centres all over Britain take in unwanted pet rabbits each year.

New research being carried out by research staff at Moulton College & the University of Northampton is investigating how BIG Britain’s bunny problem is. Read the rest of this entry