Our Vision

Voiceless envisions a world in which animals are treated with respect and compassion. We believe in the power of education to ensure a better future for animals.

Our Name

We chose our name, Voiceless, because animals cannot raise their voice in protest or advocate for themselves in a court of law - we have a moral, ethical duty to speak up for them. But, animals are not voiceless. They speak in languages we, humans, have failed to understand or have simply chosen not to hear.  

Hot Topics

Animals are sentient beings with their own rich, complex emotional and social lives. Through science-based research, law and education, Voiceless explores the key issues in animal protection.
Kangaroos

The commercial killing of kangaroos is a multi-million dollar meat and skin industry and the largest slaughter of land-based animals in the world.

Pigs

Piglets are taken away from their mothers prematurely causing stress and a high incidence of clinical disease and diarrhoea.

Broiler Chickens

About 90% of chickens in Australia are raised in intensive factory farms. Current industry codes allow chickens to be stocked at densities as high as 20 birds per square metre.

Dairy Cows

Each year around 450,000 calves, considered 'wastage', are taken from their mothers and either killed on-farm or sent for commercial slaughter within just five days of being born.

Battery Hens

'Battery' hens are confined to small cages, unable to perform their most natural behaviours. They stand permanently on sloping wire causing chronic pain in their feet. 

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See here for more in-depth information and factsheets on other topics.

Voiceless Animal Cruelty Index (VACI)

The VACI is the first interactive Index to evaluate and rank countries according to farm animal cruelty. This global education resource is grounded in research and data analysing the nature, extent and intensity of cruelty associated with farm animal production and consumption. Fifty countries have been evaluated, accounting for almost 80% of the world's farm animal production. 

Unscrambled: The hidden truth of hen welfare in the Australian egg industry

Voiceless's report assesses the key animal protection issues with the use of battery cages, barn-laid and free range systems from an animal welfare and scientific perspective.

Unscrambled is an important tool to create much-needed change for the treatment of egg-laying hens and their chicks in Australia.

Australia has fallen behind other nations when it comes to layer hen welfare and the time has come for us to evolve to a better standard. Download the report, and find out how you can take action. 

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Get Involved and Learn More About Animal Law

Read the Animal Law Toolkit

The Voiceless Animal Law Toolkit provides an overview of the evolving animal law landscape, summaries of new animal law cases, as well as new resources for students, teachers and practitioners.

Learn About the Issues

The Voiceless Reports & Briefings Database contains opinions, news and analysis covering key topics in animal protection, animal law and education.

The Voiceless Blog

Blog posts from Voiceless Team and Guest Bloggers.

Resources

Educate, inspire and mobilize youth to become tomorrow’s change-makers.