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 our society - 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. Like us, they feel joy and pain. And, like us, they want to be safe from harm and cruelty. Through science-based research, law and education, Voiceless explores the key issues in animal protection.
Kangaroos

The death of 800,000 joeys every year is 'collateral damage' in the largest commercial slaughter of land-based wildlife on the planet.

Pigs

Pigs are social and intelligent animals who naturally live in family groups, yet on factory farms, pregnant pigs live in small metal and concrete cages barely larger than the mother pig’s body.

Broiler Chickens

The meat chicken industry aims to produce the most meat in the shortest time and for the least cost – an approach fundamentally at odds with chicken welfare.

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 a new and exciting global education resource and the first interactive Index to evaluate and rank countries according to farm animal cruelty. The VACI 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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Resources

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

Animal Law Education

Grow the study of animal law so that animals are protected under the law.