Reports & Briefings

The Voiceless hub of opinions, news and analysis covering key topics in animal protection, animal law, education and cruelty-free living.

June 2017
  • Education
  • Factory Farming
  • Farm Animal Welfare
Broiler Chicken Fact Sheet

This factsheet is part of our Animal Protection Education (APE) resources on broiler chicken welfare. It provides students and teachers with the information they need to understand how chicken meat is produced in Australia, and the welfare issues associated with these production methods.

May 2017
  • Factory Farming
  • Farm Animal Welfare
Unscrambled: Hen Report
Within this Report, Voiceless has assessed the key issues with the use of battery cages from an animal welfare and scientific perspective, in addition to all major forms of egg farming in Australia and the animal husbandry practices that are allowed to be used across the entire industry.
March 2017
  • Animal Law
  • Factory Farming
  • Farm Animal Welfare
Battery Hen Briefing

This briefing on battery cages and the Australian egg industry outlines the key points examined in the Unscrambled: Hen Report.

September 2015
  • Animal Law
  • Dairy
  • Education
  • Factory Farming
  • Farm Animal Welfare
  • Hunting
  • Legal Personhood
  • Sentience
The Animal Law Toolkit (2nd edition)

This second edition of The Animal Law Toolkit provides an overview of the evolving animal law landscape over the last six years, including a snapshot of emerging animal law issues, summaries of new animal law cases (both in Australia and abroad), as well as new resources and materials for students, teachers and practitioners

March 2015
  • Animal Law
  • Dairy
  • Factory Farming
  • Farm Animal Welfare
Dairy Cow Briefing

This briefing on dairy cows and the Australian dairy industry outlines the key points examined in The Life Of The Dairy Cow Report.

January 2015
  • Animal Law
  • Dairy
  • Factory Farming
  • Farm Animal Welfare
The Life Of The Dairy Cow Report

This in-depth report exposes the sad reality of an industry where the suffering of dairy cows and their almost 800,000 calves is common and accepted. Through a rigorous analysis of current scientific knowledge on the health and welfare of cows and calves, as well as an examination of relevant law and legislation and the gaps in
current Codes of Practice, this report recommends ways in which to address key cruelty issues.

April 2014
  • Animal Law
  • Factory Farming
  • Farm Animal Welfare
Ag-gag Fact Sheet

This factsheet presents some key points about ag-gag legislation and briefly discusses how these relate to animal protection issues.

November 2013
  • Factory Farming
  • Farm Animal Welfare
Truth in Labelling Briefing

This briefing on animal-derived food product labelling in Australia outlines the key points examined in the From Label To Liable: Labelling Report.

January 2013
  • Animal Law
  • Factory Farming
  • Farm Animal Welfare
Science and Sense: Sow Stall Report

The pork industry has justified its use of sow stalls by arguing that the alternative of group housing is more damaging to animal welfare. This report, an in-depth examination of the scientific and academic research on the use of sow stalls, assesses the scientific basis of that claim, not to herald group housing as a perfect alternative, but to reveal the facts upon which this debate must be decided.

November 2012
  • Animal Law
  • Factory Farming
  • Farm Animal Welfare
Sow Stalls Briefing

This briefing on sow stalls and the Australian pig meat industry outlines the key points examined in the Science and Sense: Sow Stall Report.

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