When it comes to kangaroos, we are a nation divided. Sometimes we treat them with compassion but too often we turn a blind eye on their suffering. As kangaroo meat ad campaigns ramp up over the Australia Day weekend, it's time to look at the cruelty inherent in this industry.
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.
Liberal Senator Chris Back has recently announced plans to introduce the Criminal Code Amendment Animal Protection Bill. While Senator Back claims it will strengthen animal welfare protections, the Bill will effectively operate as ag-gag legislation. Read our full analysis of this proposed Bill and its implications.
On 10 December, Voiceless celebrated ten years on the Australian animal protection landscape with industry leaders across law, science, media, entertainment, business and the not-for-profit sector. Gathered in Sydney’s iconic Blue Hotel in Woolloomooloo, guests celebrated the achievements of the animal protection movement in 2014 with the awarding of almost $100,000 through the 2014 Voiceless Grants Program and Media Prizes.
This year, Voiceless was delighted to support Anonymous, an animal protection organisation spearheading the campaign against live export in importing nation Israel. Voiceless’s managing director and co-founder, Ondine Sherman, spoke with Anonymous about the live export industry from the perspective of an importing nation and the challenges they face.