Our vision

Today's youth will be tomorrow's change-makers. Voiceless will work to educate, inspire and mobilise a new generation to think critically and make positive changes for animals.

The Issues

Animals are sentient beings with their own rich, complex emotional and social lives. Like us, they feel joy and pain. And, like us, they want to be safe from harm and cruelty. Through science-based research, law and education, Voiceless lifts the veil of secrecy on legalised animal cruelty to protect animals from human-induced suffering.

Farmed animals are conscious beings with rich experiences of the world. They suffer from pain, feel emotions and build strong relationships.

Right now in Australia,it is estimated that over 12 million 'battery' hens are confined to small cages, unable to perform even their most natural behaviours.

Pigs are social and intelligent animals who naturally live in family groups, yet on factory farms they are treated like machines on a production line.

In Australia, most ducks are raised on factory farms where they are permanently confined in sheds for the duration of their short lives.

Voiceless is proud to announce the launch of the Voiceless Animal Cruelty Index (VACI).

The VACI is a new and exciting global education resource and the first interactive Index to evaluate and rank countries according to farm animal cruelty. The VACI is grounded in research and data analysing the nature, extent and intensity of cruelty associated with farm animal production and consumption. Fifty countries have been evaluated, accounting for almost 80% of the world's farm animal production. 

Unscrambled: The hidden truth of hen welfare in the Australian egg industry

This new report assesses the key animal protection issues with the use of battery cages, barn-laid and free range systems from an animal welfare and scientific perspective.

Unscrambled is an important tool to create much-needed change for the treatment of egg-laying hens and their chicks in Australia.

Australia has fallen behind other nations when it comes to layer hen welfare and the time has come for us to evolve to a better standard. Download the report, and find out how you can take action. 

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Resources

Educate, inspire and mobilize youth to become tomorrow’s change-makers.

Animal Law Education

Grow the study of animal law so that animals are protected under the law.