Hi everyone! I’m Sarah and I’m the Project Officer for OneKind, looking into fish welfare on salmon farms in Scotland. This Sunday 19th I am doing something different- taking part in the Dundee Kiltwalk, where I will be walking 25 miles to raise money for OneKind! So why have I decided to take on this challenge?
I have always been passionate about making a positive difference to animals, which led me to volunteering as a campaigns intern for OneKind in September last year. In this role, and my role now, I have experienced first-hand the incredible ways that OneKind has made a difference to the lives of Scotland’s animals.
I have only been part of OneKind for under a year, but even during this time, OneKind has achieved incredible things, including:
- Organising a #ForTheFoxes march down the royal mile in Edinburgh, calling for a ban on fox hunting, which was attended by around 1000 people!
- Achieving a ban on the use of wild animals in Scotland’s circuses
- Exposing Scotland’s puppy profiteers by producing a report on this issue, and through undercover filming
- Obtaining footage that showed the reality of the culling of mountain hares, leading to the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon deeming the hare culls “unacceptable”
- Securing a ban on the use of electric shock collars in Scotland
Witnessing the positive impact that OneKind has had on Scotland’s wildlife has been incredible, and is my motivation to being part of #TeamOneKind for the Kiltwalk on Sunday! Now that the training for the walk has been completed, I’m looking forward to representing OneKind- let’s just hope the rain stays off!
I will be walking the Dundee Kiltwalk, but there are also walks in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh. There is still time to sign up for the Edinburgh 2018 Kiltwalk, and if you are interested in finding out more about the other Kiltwalks for next year, check out our fundraising page.