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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.

14 August 2019
  • Animal Activism
  • Animal Law
  • Hunting
  • Law & Policy
In conversation with Laurie Levy, Founder of the Coalition Against Duck Shooting
Meg Good, Voiceless

Established in 1986, the Coalition Against Duck Shooting (CADS) has been campaigning for over thirty years to achieve a permanent ban on recreational shooting of native waterbirds in Australia. Earlier this year, we spoke to CADS founder Laurie Levy in Melbourne about his long running campaign.

29 July 2019
  • Animal Activism
  • Animal Law
  • Factory Farming
  • Farm Animal Welfare
  • Law & Policy
The Co-Founder of the Animal Defenders Office on Australia's Impending Ag-Gag Laws
Tara Ward

With jurisdictions across Australia currently seeking to introduce laws addressing the actions of animal activists, Voiceless invited ADO Co-Founder Tara Ward to discuss the growing trend of ‘ag-gag laws’ and their impacts on free speech and animal protection. 

17 July 2019
  • Animal Law
  • Education
  • Ethics & Philosophy
  • Law & Policy
  • Legal Personhood
  • Sentience
The Latest Animal Law Research from Australian PhD Candidates
Meg Good, Voiceless

We caught up with some of Australia’s animal law postgraduate researchers at the University of Melbourne, to discuss their exciting research and to find out what attracted them to animal law and what advice they have for budding animal law students.  

02 July 2019
  • Animal Law
  • Education
  • Hunting
  • Law & Policy
In conversation with the Co-Founder of South Africa’s first Animal Law Organisation
Meg Good, Voiceless

Amy P. Wilson is an attorney from South Africa with a Master’s Degree in Animal Law and co-founder and director of the first Animal Law organisation in her country – Animal Law Reform South Africa (ALRSA). 

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.

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