During what has been an incredibly busy summer of campaigning for the OneKind team, we would like to take a moment to express a thanks to our supporters for the actions you have taken for animals and all the kind words of support.

As we take a look back at how we worked to help animals in July, we are pleased to bring you updates on the variety of ways you can get involved in supporting OneKind, our Unbound the Greyhound campaign and why we need you to speak up for greyhounds in the Scottish Government’s consultation.

Dog looking at set snare

The Scottish Government has still not announced the outcome of its review of the impact of snaring in Scotland. In the meantime, we continue to raise awareness of the indiscriminate suffering that snares and other trapping methods inflict on animals.

We are delighted to announce that almost 15,000 people have now added their name in support of an end to greyhound racing in Scotland since we launched the Unbound the Greyhound campaign in June! This has all been made possible thanks to the join efforts of our coalition partners, and everyone who has supported the campaign by signing and sharing the open letter – thank you!

Sign and share the open letter today

Supporter captures footage of snare use

We recently produced a video from collated footage we received from an anonymous supporter who discovered multiple stink pits and snares in use on a grouse moor estate in the UK.

Please note before viewing that the video includes the animal victims of such traps and contains scenes with their deceased and decaying bodies.

We encourage anyone who comes across a snare in use anywhere across the UK to report it to us on SnareWatch.

As no modification can ever make snares humane, we continue to push for a complete ban in Scotland.

We take the Unbound the Greyhound campaign to Lush Edinburgh

We’re excited to be spending a weekend at the Lush store in Edinburgh raise awareness of our coalition campaign to end greyhound racing in Scotland.

The wonderful Lush team have always been incredibly supportive of our work, and they’ll be kick-starting the awareness-raising weekend on the Friday, with two members of the OneKind team and friends from the coalition hosting a stall on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of August.

All profits raised from the Prince Street store’s charity pots that weekend will also be donated towards our campaign.

If you’re in the area, please do pop in to our pop up event!

Tickets remaining for the Greyhounds Across the Globe conference this September

Advert for greyhounds around the globe conference

There’s still time to book your place at the Greyhounds Across the Globe conference on Saturday 16th of September in Edinburgh.

OneKind’s Campaigner, Eve, will be among the many incredible speakers at the third international conference by our coalition partners GREY2K USA Worldwide, who are all leading voices in greyhound advocacy and adoption.

The conference will be held at South Hall, Edinburgh University and registration opens from 8:30am.

As noted previously, tickets cost £85 which includes a light breakfast, lunch and dinner – all vegan!

Get your tickets & find out more

Respond to the Scottish Government’s licensing consultation

We are calling on you to show your support for an end to greyhound racing in Scotland by responding to the Scottish Government consultation on licensing the industry in Scotland.

Our message remains firm and clear: licensing will not protect greyhounds from the inherent welfare issues in the industry; and this is why our response emphasises the need for a phased end. To aid you in responding easily and quickly, we have created a handy supporter guide.

Respond using our supporter guide

We have a new ‘How can I help?' page

On the fundraising front, we would like to spotlight a new addition to our website; a ‘How can I help?’ page. This is a dedicated page for, well, how you can help!

We have collated all the ways in which you can get involved with supporting OneKind’s work to help animals; from 5 minute actions such as signing an open letter or sharing our campaigns on social media, all the way to taking on a mighty marathon challenge – and everything in between!

Most importantly, as we acknowledge the current economic climate is challenging, there are many opportunities for people to fundraise for us which are at no cost.

Moreover, we always welcome people to get in touch with suggestions of new ways to fundraise or how your skill/hobby can be used to support OneKind.

Check out the 'How can I help?' page today

We need your votes to win £1,000

Please vote for OneKind in the Movement for Good awards draw by midnight, Wednesday 6th September.

Voting is free, fast and easy – all you need to do is search for OneKind using our charity number (SC041299) and submit your vote in just seconds!

By giving just a moment of your time, you can nominate us to win funds that will support our campaigns and investigations to protect Scotland's animals from cruelty.

As all of our work is funded by donations and grants, we need your support - please vote today!

Vote for OneKind to win £,1000