Voiceless, the animal protection institute, has awarded major grants and media prizes at its annual Voiceless Awards, in honour of the animal protection movement in Australia.
Journalists from SBS, News Corp’s The Weekend Australian Magazine and The Guardian took out the top prizes at the Voiceless Media Prizes, awarded $5,000 each for outstanding journalism.
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.