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.
Voiceless, the animal protection institute commends the NSW Parliament for today voting in favour of a ban on greyhound racing in the state.
This is great news for all those who have worked hard to secure this positive outcome, and for the thousands of greyhounds who will be spared from this horrific industry.
Following the longest election campaign in Australia’s history, the nation is now facing another three years under the leadership of the Turnbull-led Coalition Government. So what does this mean for animals?