RIDING FOR LIFE: ‘Ice’ is ready to roll in his bid to raise awareness of cruelty to animals.
RIDING FOR LIFE: ‘Ice’ is ready to roll in his bid to raise awareness of cruelty to animals. Trevor Veale

Bikers bark cool for animal rights

LOCAL biker 'Ice' may look tough but behind the bike and under his leathers, he's a softy at heart.

As a founding member of the Bikers Animal Rescue Klub (BARK), Ice is campaigning for animal rights and is using his bike to do so. On March 28, he's inviting anyone, on any kind of bike, to join him on the Animal Rights Awareness Run.

"It's a non-profit organisation and we're looking to raise awareness about animal rights and raise much-needed funds for an animal shelter in Lismore," Ice said.

He started the group after seeing constant cruelty toward animals.

"I left Sydney eight years ago and I've just seen too much abuse. People think they've got the right and they don't. The laws are not adequate and we want to do something about it."

And so the idea of the Animals Rights Awareness Run was born. Riders are asked to bring either monetary donations or donations of pet food on the run, which will be handed over to an animal shelter in Lismore.

The run will depart from the Coramba Hotel at 10am and travel north to Grafton, through to Casino and then to Lismore for lunch at an animal shelter, where donations will be handed over. The ride will then return to Coffs Harbour.



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