A national television campaign exposing the cruelty of dolphin captivity, a reporting system to track the welfare of Tasmanian racing greyhounds and an outdoor advertising campaign about animals who suffer in circuses were the big winners of the Voiceless People’s Choice Award vote.
Almost 20,000 public votes were received through the two weeks that Voting was open. The three winning projects indicated a significant trend against animals being used for human entertainment, making this area of animal protection popular choices for Australian advocacy campaigns in 2017.
For the first time in its 12 year history, the public was able to vote for their favourite Voiceless Grants Program finalists across three categories – Advocacy, Capacity Building and Multi-Channel Campaigns. The three projects which received the most public votes will each receive an $8,000 Grant from Voiceless. Also awarded were the Law & Policy Grant and the Directors Choice Award.