Who We Are & What We Do
Our vision is a society where exploitation and neglect of humans, animals and the environment are history.
We work according to four fundamental principles that provide an overarching statement of our beliefs. These provide philosophical guidance under which all other policy positions should be aligned to achieve our vision.
We work to sustainably create humane and more pro-active communities
We put sentience, welfare and harmony with nature at the heart of our work
We base our work on robust evidence
We help people create a friendlier and more harmonious world
As the world changes, so must we
The more we learn about the world around us, the more obvious it has become that no single topic concerning people, animals or the environment can be disassociated from the rest. As a result, OMU (ancient Greek word meaning ‘together’) evolved from core volunteers of CAWS (Cretan Animal Welfare Society, est. 1995) in order to provide a more holistic approach to the issues facing our society today.
Andy, Kerenza and Antonis
Rob Laidlaw CBiol MRSB
Excecutive Director Zoocheck Inc.
Janice Cox MBA
Co-founder World Animal Net
International Humane Education & Animal Welfare Advisor
William Ellery Samuels
Doctoral Lecturer, Department of Educational Studies City University of New York
Marquis Federico Spinola
Multiple Award-winning and worldwide famous dancer
Sir David Madden
Former member of HM Diplomatic Service and British Ambassador to Greece. Senior Member of St Antony's College, University of Oxford and Trustee of Compassion in World Farming