This month, the South Australian Greens tabled a Bill that would protect animal advocates from oppressive ag-gag laws, which were passed into South Australian law earlier this year.
This Federal Election year, it’s time for our political leaders to show leadership in the animal protection space and commit to introducing an Independent Office of Animal Welfare.
Voiceless has joined fellow animal organisations World Animal Protection and RSPCA Australia in a ‘Day of Action’ calling for leadership on animal welfare ahead of the 2016 Federal Election. As part of this ‘Day of Action’, this collective of organisations is calling for the major parties to recognise that animal welfare is a serious public policy issue for Australians and to reinvest in the Australian Animal Welfare Strategy.
In this Federal Election year, the 2016 Voiceless Animal Law Lecture Series will assess how our political system can work to protect the fundamental interests of animals, by introducing a prominent voice and pioneer of this political movement, Marianne Thieme.
Free range fraud to continue under new industry-driven information standard.
Yesterday, the free range egg consultation process came to an end, with Commonwealth, State and Territory Consumer Affairs Ministers agreeing to establish a free range egg information standard.