Crawford, Hugh Wirth and Anne
"Dr Hugh Wirth AM is both a vet and an animal welfarist. He has appeared on a weekly talkback segment on the ABC since the early 1980s and is the author of three guidebooks on pets. Hugh has held a number of professional and government appointments, and has a string of accomplishments and awards, both Australian and international. He has been an Australia Day Ambassador since 1997. He is currently the President of RSPCA Victoria. Anne Crawford is a journalist and writer. She worked at The Age and The Sunday Age as a feature writer for many years, among other publications. Anne has previously co-authored two books. Words come first but she is also a published and exhibited photographer. She worked too as a researcher on a documentary about the historic post-apartheid South African elections in 1994. Anne now writes from a seaside idyll in South Gippsland that she shares, in part, with Poppy, aged twelve, Indi, six, and Jason, four. (Horse, dog and sheep.) "