The Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Cattle and Sheep are under review and you can have your say while these Standards are open for public consultation. The Standards are a set of nationally consistent specifications which set out necessary animal welfare responsibilities for Australian producers.
Since the start of 2013, Voiceless’s legal team lead by our Legal Counsel Ruth Hatten, has been working to grow animal law and build stronger protections for animals in Australia. From speaking engagements to meetings with government and coming events, find out what's happening with animal law this month.
Across the public holiday weekend, the widening gap between different Australian attitudes towards the native kangaroo has never been so apparent. In this opinion piece, Senior Communications Officer Elise Burgess investigates both sides of the cultural contradiction that is our native kangaroo.
On 20 March 2013, the nation was horrified by footage of five Inghams employees beating, kicking and stomping on turkeys at a Sydney processing plant. The graphic vision once again offered a glimpse behind the scenes of intensive animal farming and slaughter practices, revealing yet another gross act of cruelty.
In her latest blog entry Ondine Sherman, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Voiceless, describes how learning Hebrew while living in Israel has forced her to reflect on the power of language to create meaning and effect change within social justice movements.