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12 October 2012
  • Dairy
  • Factory Farming
  • Farm Animal Welfare
A Life of Quiet Suffering: The dairy cow
Deidre Wicks, Voiceless Director

Life for the dairy cow here in Australia and in other developed countries is not what most people would imagine it to be. Indeed, dairy industry bodies have carefully cultivated images of contented cows grazing in green pastures over many decades despite the industrialised market telling a very different story. Read an exploration into the reality of dairy cow production by Voiceless Council member Dr Deidre Wicks.

01 May 2012
  • Animal Law
  • Hunting
Cute baby seals and kangaroo pests
Deidre Wicks, Voiceless Director

In her latest column Voiceless Council member, Dr Deidre Wicks, has written an excellent essay on the subject of the 2012 Voiceless Animal Law Lecture Series. She writes: "While Australians and others throughout the world are protesting against the vile Canadian seal hunt now taking place, the never- ending, but largely hidden slaughter of our own native icon animal, the kangaroo, goes on unabated and largely ignored. "

17 August 2009
  • Animal Law
  • Factory Farming
  • Farm Animal Welfare
Cracks appear for Factory Farming
Ondine Sherman, Voiceless Co-founder

This opinion piece was first published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 17 August 2009.  A decision by McDonald's and Woolworths to increase free-range egg use spells doom for animal-cruelty offenders, Ondine Sherman writes.

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