Pigs are social and intelligent animals who naturally live in family groups, yet on factory farms they are treated like machines on a production line.
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 lifts the veil of secrecy on legalised animal cruelty to protect animals from human-induced suffering.
Right now in Australia,it is estimated that over 12 million 'battery' hens are confined to small cages, unable to perform even their most natural behaviours.
Australia exports over three million live animals every year. Many are slaughtered in countries without adequate protections against cruelty.
Each year 600 million chickens are produced for meat in Australia and most are factory farmed, with up to 60,000 chickens living in a single shed.
Voiceless is proud to announce the launch of the 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.