In its seventh year, the 2013 Voiceless Animal Law Lecture Series will present the nation’s leading legal minds to explore the role of ethics in determining an animal’s legal standing and to discuss different legal approaches to enhance animal protection including constitutions and treaties, regulatory issues, standing, property status and ethics.
We are proud to announce the launch of the Australian Book Review Voiceless Fellowship, a joint initiative of Voiceless, the animal protection institute and the Australian Book Review (ABR), Australia’s premier literary review.
Read an extract from Michael Kirby's Gandhi Oration delivered at The University of New South Wales on Wednesday 30 January. The address is a meditation on the contemporary challenges of animals rights.
As Western Australia heads towards an election in March, Voiceless is analysing candidates’ recent statements on the live export of animals from the state. Opposition Leader Mark McGowan MP has reaffirmed his stance on live exports, saying that WA Labor would promote the alternative of local slaughter and chilled meat exports.
The UTAS Faculty of Law is today holding a free public Q and A on the legal and scientific issues raised by live animal export (Saturday 19 January 2013). The event is part of the UTAS Animal Law Conference 2013 which was a recipient in the 2012 Voiceless Grants Program.