Vegan Teen To Walk 1,000 Miles For Animal Charity

The adventurous youth says his first days were filled with 'pains, ailments and light headedness'
Jack Mackey 1000 Mile Fundraiser
Mackey enjoyed a pint of newly veganized Guinness upon his arrival to Aberdeen (Photo: Facebook)

19-year-old vegan Jack Mackey has just passed the halfway mark on his 1,000 mile fundraiser walk for 'abused, abandoned, and neglected' goats.

Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats

Mackey has hit his £1,000 goal even before completing his London to Aberdeen roundtrip, the whole of which will go to Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats.

The rescue currently provides care for 260 goats, 140 of which reside at the sanctuary.

'Love and kindness'

A description on the fundraiser page reads: "At Buttercups goats that have been mistreated and abused, starved and abandoned, are taken into care, giving them an environment of love and kindness.

"Here their 'hurts' can be treated and their experience of cruelty is replaced with understanding and trust."

Goat Sanctuary Fundraiser
Mackey has already raised £1,000 for the sanctuary

'Chronically underprepared'

Mackey has been surviving on gas station vegan snacks, camping, staying at friends', and 'couch surfing' for the journey he said he was ‘chronically underprepared for the magnitude of’.

He added: "The first 4-5 days were definitely the toughest, especially after the suicidal 49 mile first day to Cambridge, and I was getting all kinds of pains, ailments and light headedness."

You can contribute to Mackey's chosen cause on the fundraising page he has created for the event.

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Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.

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