Voiceless, the animal protection institute, is stunned that once again animal welfare has been pushed aside by those in a position to enact real and meaningful change, who instead continue to focus on silencing advocates and stifling transparency.
Disturbing footage, sent to Animals Australia, has revealed horrendous cruelty against young dairy calves, sheep, cows and pigs at an Australian abattoir. Is it enough, however, to be outraged, or must we also acknowledge our complicity in this suffering?
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.
While details are still emerging about the reversal of the Greyhound Racing Prohibition Act 2016, from what we do know so far, this is a devastating blow to progressive politics in Australia and one that will do irreparable political damage to the Premier.
Today is World Animal Day, a global initiative, spearheaded by World Animal Day in Britain. Whether it is a personal kinship with our own furry companions or simply appreciating their existence from afar - today is an opportunity for humanity as a whole to reflect on the relationship we have with the animal kingdom.