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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.

25 June 2019
  • Animal Activism
  • Education
  • Ethics & Philosophy
  • Factory Farming
  • Sentience
Utilitarianism applied to fishes: Voiceless in Conversation with Peter Singer
Peter Singer

Peter Singer is a philosopher and professor at Princeton University. He is renowned for his book, Animal Liberation, which is celebrated as a foundational text of the animal protection movement. He is also well known for his theory of utilitarianism, which simply put, takes the suffering of all beings into account.

Voiceless recently spoke to Peter Singer about his views on modern society’s relationship with fishes.

27 May 2019
  • Education
  • Ethics & Philosophy
  • Factory Farming
  • Farm Animal Welfare
  • Sentience
Fishes: The Next Wave of Animal Advocacy?
Dr Dinesh Wadiwel, Senior Lecturer at USYD

There seems to be an almost uncanny silence when it comes to thinking about fishes – they are, as Peter Singer has described, the “forgotten victims on our plate.”

29 April 2019
  • Animal Activism
  • Animal Law
  • Education
  • Ethics & Philosophy
  • Factory Farming
  • Law & Policy
15 Years of Voiceless
Ondine Sherman, Voiceless Co-founder

When my father, Brian, and I founded Voiceless fifteen years ago, we were both certain this would be our life’s work, that protecting animals from suffering was our calling. In the fifteen years since, the flames of our joint passion and dedication to stop animal cruelty have not, even for a moment, dimmed.  

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.

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