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 Marian, who dreams of a Scotland free from driven grouse shooting.
Describe yourself in a sentence.
I am half Scottish, half English, a Quaker, and international campaigns secretary of the Animal Interfaith Alliance.
Why did you join OneKind?
You are a very active group, covering many important issues, and always nice to talk to.
What’s an issue relating to animal welfare that you’re particularly passionate about?
I am mad about hares, so your campaign against the futile destruction of mountain hares, often on shooting estates in Scotland, is important to me.
If you had to pick one native Scottish animal as a favourite, what would it be?
Obviously the hare – and as someone who has always lived with cats, the Scottish wild cat is a favourite too.
Tell us about about your current pet, or your favourite past pet?
Our black cat Mowgli is a lovely laid-back creature – usually to be found lying back!
What’s on your current music playlist?
My all-time favourite is Marvin Gaye’s I heard it through the grapevine. That gives my age group away!
So I’ll confess I also love the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Dire Straits…
What’s one thing you’d really like to do before the end of 2017?
Witness the end of driven grouse shooting – it is an animal welfare and environmental disaster, involving the slaughter of raptors and mountain hares – not to mention the grouse themselves.
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