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The Voiceless hub of opinions, news and analysis covering key topics in animal protection, animal law, education and cruelty-free living.

13 March 2019
  • Education
Why education is key to animal protection
Ondine Sherman, Voiceless Co-founder

‘Education does not transform the world. Education changes people. People change the world.’ Paulo Freire

19 February 2019
  • Factory Farming
  • Farm Animal Welfare
  • Plant-based diet
Recipe: The Sweet Spot Brownies
Gemma Davis, Naturopath, animal advocate and creator of The Compassionate Road.

Voiceless Ambassador, Gemma Davis, has shared her secret recipe for moorish and decadent plant-based brownies.

19 February 2019
  • Factory Farming
  • Farm Animal Welfare
  • Plant-based diet
RECIPE: BEST BUDDHA BOWLS
Gemma Davis, Naturopath, animal advocate and creator of The Compassionate Road.

Voiceless ambassador, naturopath and author of The Compassionate Kitchen, Gemma Davis has shared her delicious recipe for a fresh bowl heaving with wholesome veggies.

19 December 2018
  • Animal Activism
  • Education
  • Ethics & Philosophy
  • Factory Farming
  • Farm Animal Welfare
  • Law & Policy
  • Plant-based diet
Voiceless Book Club: Our Top Reads These Holidays
Harriet Spark, Voiceless

Our team has shared the books that have inspired, educated and motivated them to become part of the animal protection movement.

10 December 2018
  • Animal Activism
  • Animal Law
  • Ethics & Philosophy
  • Factory Farming
  • Farm Animal Welfare
  • Law & Policy
My 57 Voyages: Cruelty Onboard Australia’s Live Export Ships
Guest writer

By Lynn Simpson

Lynn famously blew the whistle on Australia's live export trade, an industry she became all too familiar with after her work as a veterinarian on a number of journeys across the Indian Ocean. In this contribution to the Voiceless blog, Lynn reflects on her time at sea and encourages readers to become part of the change.

15 November 2018
  • Animal Law
  • Ethics & Philosophy
  • Law & Policy
  • Legal Personhood
Can Rivers Be Persons? Voiceless in conversation with Dr Erin O’Donnell.

Dr O’Donnell is an Australian water law and policy specialist at the University of Melbourne. Her PhD explored the implications of using a legal person to represent the aquatic environment, with the responsibility of holding and managing water rights. We spoke to Erin about the concept of granting legal rights to natural entities, and asked her about the idea of extending legal personhood to nonhuman animals.  

  

08 November 2018
  • Animal Law
  • Ethics & Philosophy
  • Legal Personhood
  • Sentience
In conversation with Joyce Tischler, the “Mother of Animal Law”
Guest writer

We spoke to Joyce Tischler, affectionately known as "the Mother of Animal Law", at the Minding Animals Conference in Mexico City about her work for the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), and her thoughts on the movement to recognise legal rights for nonhuman animals.

11 October 2018
  • Animal Law
  • Law & Policy
  • Legal Personhood
  • Sentience
Animals: Things or Persons? Voiceless in Conversation with Professor Steven Wise
Meg Good, Voiceless

Voiceless recently interviewed Professor Steven Wise, founder of the ground-breaking Nonhuman Rights Project in the USA. We spoke to Professor Wise about the Project’s aims, challenges and successes to date.

09 October 2018
  • Animal Law
  • Ethics & Philosophy
  • Farm Animal Welfare
  • Law & Policy
  • Sentience
Bearing Witness: the Australia-Israel Live Export Trade
Guest writer

By Yael Gabay, Founder, Israel Against Live Exports 

Why are politicians so reluctant to take a stand against live export, which most of their citizens support?

26 September 2018
  • Animal Law
  • Ethics & Philosophy
  • Law & Policy
Shark Culling: A Track Record of Failure
Harriet Spark, Voiceless

Over the past week, in response to two shark attacks, six sharks have been caught on baited hooks and shot as part of the Queensland Government’s Shark Control Program.  There is no conclusive evidence that culling sharks makes swimmers any safer.

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