Members are at the heart of OneKind Scotland – without your support, we couldn’t be the strong voice for Scotland’s animals that we are today. We want to share our members’ stories, and highlight their passion and commitment to animal welfare, so we’ll be putting the spotlight on a different member each fortnight.
Today, meet Gary, who is particularly passionate about mountain hares.
Describe yourself in a sentence.
Nature loving hippy type with a live for now attitude!
Why did you join OneKind?
I live in York, England but the killing of the mountain hare angers and upsets me so much. I had something put through my letter box for OneKind and I simply had to sign up and give money each month to this amazing, beautiful cause.
What’s an issue relating to animal welfare that you’re particularly passionate about?
Fox hunting, I don’t think there is a single thing in the world that angers me like the illegal hunting of these beautiful, majestic creatures. To think that anyone could hurt an innocent creature for fun actually blows my mind, I mean, whats wrong with these people! It has no place in the world we live in and I will do everything I can to make people see whats actually happening in the fields of our green and pleasant land.
If you had to pick one native Scottish animal as a favourite, what would it be?
The mountain hare, my totem animal!
Tell us about about your current pet, or your favourite past pet?
I have a border/lakeland terrier called Archie and I love him to the moon and back. He is 8 years old this Christmas and he loves nothing more than a run in the woods an his ball being thrown, cant imagine life without his silly face in it
What’s on your current music playlist?
Wowzers, its a bit eclectic! Beatles (obviously, best band in the world right), Prodigy, Pet Shop Boys, N.W.A, Nirvana, Mike Oldfield, Abba and Public Enemy.
What’s one thing you’d really like to do before the end of 2017?
Get my flights booked for a 3-week adventure in America next June.
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