Dr Toni Shephard

Executive Director, Animal Equality.

Dr Toni Shephard is Executive Director, Animal Equality. A lifelong animal welfare advocate, she combines this passion with her expertise in ecology and animal behaviour to ensure the League’s policies and campaigns are science-based and compelling. She has particular admiration for adaptable and successful – yet much maligned and persecuted – species such as foxes, magpies and rats.

Her hope is that better education and understanding of these animals and the important ecological roles they play will lead to more tolerant and compassionate attitudes towards them.