On 23 June 2015, Federal Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon reintroduced the Voice for Animals (Independent Office of Animal Welfare) Bill 2015 (Cth) (the Bill) into the Senate.
On 4 June 2015, Greens NSW Animal Welfare spokesperson Dr Mehreen Faruqi reintroduced the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment (Restrictions on Pig Keeping) Bill 2015 (the Bill) into the NSW State Parliament.
Voiceless has today challenged Australians to speak up and call for a national legal ban on sow stalls in Australian piggeries.
Today, Voiceless spoke out against Australia’s first proposed federal ag-gag bill at a Senate Committee hearing in Canberra.
Dairy farming in Australia is on the edge of significant change with alarming signs indicating a move towards factory farm-style practices. This worrying trend is reminiscent of US dairy farming and adds a range of serious new welfare concerns for dairy cows.