OneKind is a growing movement of people committed to protecting Scotland’s animals. Staffed by a team of six, along with dozens of fantastic volunteers, they work tirelessly to expose and end cruelty.
They are a small organisation that punches way above its size exerting more influence than its size would suggest on many issues of animal cruelty. I first met their Director, Bob Small back in 2016 at the BAWC Wildlife Crime Conference in Bristol. I really admired his work at the time working to uncover the plague that is raptor persecution in our countryside.
I’ve tried my best to help Onekind over the last couple of years by sharing their messages and forward thinking campaigns. Moving forward I’m really pleased to become one of their many dedicated volunteers, using my skillset in photography and knowledge of the countryside that I hope will help them.
I’ve written a guest blog for them where I share my top tips for ethical wildlife photography. Something I’m extremely passionate about and have championed for over a decade now. Below is a small snippet from this post;
“We are guests in their world and you should always work with this mindset. I think that all forms of live baiting, like diving Kingfisher images, should be banned. The live baiting of Kingfishers is unfortunately common, and involves a container being filled with live fish such as minnows and baby trout to act as bait so that the kingfisher can be lured in front of the camera. Organisational bodies set up to protect wildlife should take more action on this matter. It is a dubious practice and involves setting up the death of one animal in order to attract another simply for a photograph.”
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OneKind are a small charity that depend on donations and volunteers. If you’d like to support their work then you can do this by joining them here. There are also many ways that you can get involved all of which can be found on this link.