Jane Duckworth has taken a strong interest in animal welfare for most of her life, eventually writing the books They Shoot Horses, Don’t They: The Treatment of Horses in Australia (2002) and Not Every Dog Has His Day: The Treatment of Dogs in Australia (2009).
Jane is an active member of Project Hope Horse Welfare Victoria. By converting They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? into eBook format she anticipates reaching an even wider reading audience who wish to increase their understanding of the treatment of horses in Australia.
Already a professional secondary school teacher-librarian, Jane has extended her interest in literature and information to fulfill an ambition to become a freelance writer. She completed a Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing and Editing) in 1998. Her non-fiction pieces have been published in the Herald Sun, genealogy journals and various other magazines. Snow Rescue, a children’s book, was published by Macmillan New Zealand in July 2001.The Story of Agroforestry, co-written with Lisa Robins was released by the Kondinin Group. This title was short-listed for the Australian Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing in 2004.
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