EVENT DATE: Sep 21, 2014
95% OF THE WORLD'S RHINOS HAVE BEEN LOST IN THE PAST 40 YEARS
This is due to the increasing demand in Rhino Horn in certain countries who use Rhino Horn as a drug of status as well as a useless cure for many medicinal purposes.
This underlying demand in Rhino Horn is what drives poaching. Rhinos are often still alive as part of their face gets hacked off so that the horn can then be used to ease someone's hangover.
So instead of just sitting back and saying how terrible this is, I decided to start trying to help do something about it and signed up to run the Blackmore's Half Marathon to raise funds for WildAid.
I've chosen this Charity in particular because every year, hundreds of millions of dollars are spent protecting animals in the wild, yet virtually nothing is spent on stemming the demand for wildlife parts and products. WildAid is the only organisation focused on reducing the demand for these products, with the strong and simple message: when the buying stops, the killing can too.
It would mean a lot if you could take just a few minutes to contribute any amount you can as it will not only help motivate me to get my backside over the finish line but will most importantly be going towards an extremely desperate cause which I feel very passionate about.
All you need to do is hit the big orange "Donate to this Fundraiser" button and donate away :)
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT x