To start with I became vegan in 1994. My background until that point was that I had been involved in hunting and animal agriculture as a teenager through to my early 20s. I started to see the error of my ways and initially became vegetarian in 1991, did my nurse training and was a staff nurse in Nottingham when I made the decision to be vegan and fight for animal liberation. Since then my main focus was against hunting, the badger cull and the vivisection industry. I have sabbed and monitored hunts in many places in the UK.
I moved to Cumbria to do my midwifery training and joined Cumbria sabs in 1995, then to London as a midwife getting involved in different protests against the fur industry, circuses etc.
I was very much involved in the Save the Hillgrove Cat campaign followed by Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty and moved to Evesham in Worcestershire. I also became involved in fighting the Krebs trials where badgers were being culled. I was badly injured in 2000 when we blocked the A1 to highlight the atrocious vivisection industry and I was pulled off a tripod by an off duty police officer. I broke my femur and spent 3 weeks in hospital. I was out protesting in a wheelchair as soon as I was able. I never fully recovered from my injuries but managed to go back to work as a midwife and continue as an activist.
In 2012 it was clear that the badger cull was going to be resurrected very near to Evesham and this led to me becoming a full time sab/activist. We formed Three Counties Hunt Saboteurs and Gloucestershire Badger Office in order to coordinate and organise against the cull and hunts. My career as a midwife ended when I spoke to the media many times about the cull in Gloucestershire. I had to leave my home and have been in a caravan since 2014.
I am currently living onsite at a wildlife hospital, volunteering there, heavily involved in sett checking/surveying in several cull zones and sabbing all the local hunts