Pam Ahern is a deadset super hero in my eyes. She's the creator of Edgars Mission here in Victoria, one of my most favourite places on Earth. A lifelong animal lover and activist, Pam always had her heart for the animals. After being a long-time champion equestrian, everything changed when a tiny piglet, the eminent Edgar Alan Pig, trotted into her life in 2003 and led her down a path she’d never imagined.
She gave up her full-time paying job, hung up her riding boots, and dedicated her life to the protection of farmed animals. With Edgar firmly at its heart, Pam built the sanctuary, Edgars Mission from the ground up and set in motion outreach programs that would bring farmed animals out of the dark unknown and into public view.
Pam is also the proud Australian Ambassador for World Animal Day and was a 2014 Victorian Local Hero Finalist in the Australian of the Year Awards. In the lead up to Be Kind To Animals Week, I have brought Pam on the podcast to talk all things kindness and how we humans with beating hearts and change animals' fate through our choices.