Voiceless, the animal protection institute, has launched a campaign calling the public’s attention to the horrifying fact that Australian dairy cows are being exported live across the globe with no welfare protections.
In 2012 the German animal protection group Animals’ Angels commenced an action in the Federal Court seeking to challenge decisions by the Department of Agriculture in relation to a live export voyage in 2008. Freshly concluded, the case has changed the way courts in Australia determine which animal organisations have "standing".
Earlier this month, the Biosecurity Bill 2015 (NSW) passed both Houses of the New South Wales Parliament and was enacted into law. The Act creates new measures to prevent and eliminate biosecurity risks, which is intended to protect humans and animals against disease or harmful biological agents.
Voiceless and its supporters have helped secure a major victory in the US with the state of California choosing to reinstate its ban on the trade of kangaroo meat and skins.
In his career as a neurosurgeon, Charlie Teo has witnessed great pain every day in his patients. In an effort to reduce the suffering of animals he has lent his voice to support Voiceless's latest campaign to ban sow stalls.