Each year, Australians consume an average of 107 litres of milk per person. Sadly, dairy cows do not live carefree lives as many consumers imagine.
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.
In Australia, most ducks are raised on factory farms where they are permanently confined in sheds for the duration of their short lives.
Australia currently lacks government leadership in the animal protection space, resulting in an animal protection framework which is failing animals.
Consumers should be protected from misleading words and images on food packaging so that they can make informed ethical choices.
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.