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26 July 2018
  • Ethics & Philosophy
  • Factory Farming
  • Sentience
Pigs and Dogs: Same Same, But Different?
Jeffrey Masson, Author

Pigs are very much like dogs in all the ways that count: they are intelligent, social beings, with very strong bonds to their young, to their friends, and even, when permitted, to us. So why are they treated so very differently? 

26 July 2018
  • Ethics & Philosophy
  • Farm Animal Welfare
Can Fashion Be Ethical If It’s Not Cruelty Free?
Gemma Davis, Naturopath, animal advocate and creator of The Compassionate Road.

The fashion industry does not use animal’s skins as by-products of the meat industry – they are co-products – if not industries of their very own, that have huge impacts on the planet and of course, the animals themselves.

28 June 2018
  • Ethics & Philosophy
  • Factory Farming
  • Farm Animal Welfare
  • Plant-based diet
The Meat Industry Has No Right To Have Beef With Plant-Based Alternatives
Harriet Spark, Voiceless

Plant-based meat has taken off in a big way.  Meat-free mince can now be found alongside animal counterparts in the chilled section of Woolworths, causing controversy among those in the meat industry who believe labelling plant-based products as ‘meat’ is misleading to consumers. 

19 June 2018
  • Animal Law
  • Ethics & Philosophy
  • Sentience
Kangaroos: Pest or Precious?
Guest writer

Bee-Elle, wildlife photographer and conservationist.

In the dead of the night, somewhere in the native grasslands of Australia, kangaroos are shot. Australia has culled 31.5 million kangaroos in 10 years, which makes for the largest commercial killing of land-based wildlife in the world.

19 June 2018
  • Animals in Entertainment
Do Dolphins Belong In Captivity?
Guest writer

Jasmine McManus, 16yrs, advocate for ending dolphin captivity in Australia.

Dolphins are so much more than what most people know of them.

06 February 2018
  • Animal Law
  • Dairy
  • Factory Farming
  • Farm Animal Welfare
  • Sentience
A Dog Is a Cow Is a Pig
Ondine Sherman, Voiceless Co-founder

This opinion piece was first published on AlterNet on 6 February 2018.  We witness our beloved pet pooches and feline friends experiencing moments of joy, pain, fear and even grief. We accept that they feel, they have an emotional world of their own. With this understanding, comes a moral imperative and legal framework to protect them from suffering.

26 January 2018
  • Factory Farming
  • Farm Animal Welfare
  • Plant-based diet
What parents should be doing if their teen decides to go vegan
Ondine Sherman, Voiceless Co-founder

This opinion piece was first published on Mamamia on 26 January 2018.  I was a sensitive kid, my brother always said over-sensitive. And highly anxious about the suffering of animals.

22 October 2017
  • Factory Farming
  • Farm Animal Welfare
  • Plant-based diet
Saving the environment with your fork
Ondine Sherman, Voiceless Co-founder

This opinion piece was first published on Your Zen Life on 22 October 2017.   Do you sometimes feel, like me, overwhelmed and disempowered by the enormous problems in our world?

17 October 2017
  • Factory Farming
  • Farm Animal Welfare
  • Plant-based diet
The rise of veg*ans, veganish and what is a VB6 anyway?
Ondine Sherman, Voiceless Co-founder

This opinion piece was first published on Mamamia on 17 October 2017.   Do you believe in kindness and compassion towards animals? A majority of us do, so the statistics show. 

29 May 2014
  • Factory Farming
  • Farm Animal Welfare
  • Hunting
Voiceless - Ten Year Anniversary
Ondine Sherman, Voiceless Co-founder

It’s been a whopping ten years since my father Brian and I founded Voiceless and an anniversary is a great moment to pause and reflect on what we’ve done. Personally, it’s been a period of enormous change. I’ve had three children, published a memoir, moved house five times and countries three times. Phew! Voiceless has been a foundation rock for me throughout; a vessel in which to pour my passion, ideas and idealism for a better, more compassionate, world.

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