Voiceless creates high-quality, free, Animal Protection Education (APE) resources for high-school educators.

Voiceless's Animal Protection Education (APE) resources encourage students to think critically about animal protection, by providing teachers with the information and tools they need to teach students about important animal protection issues.

Each APE contains a variety of free and professionally developed educational resources, including videos, infographics, podcasts, quizzes and fact sheets. 

Designed by educators for educators, our APEs feature engaging classroom activities and lesson plans fully aligned with the Australian Curriculum (Years 7-10). APE lesson plans cover a broad range of subject areas, including English, Geography, History, Civics & Citizenship, Arts and Science.

Developed in collaboration with experienced Australian high-school teachers, APEs provide educators with high-quality, considered, well-researched and professional resources. APEs ask questions without providing answers, encouraging students to think critically by questioning, considering and discussing the issues for themselves.

As Australia’s only comprehensive animal protection education program, we are proud to partner with the global Humane Education Coalition

If you have any questions about our APEs (see our FAQ page) or would like to arrange a Voiceless presentation at your school, please email: [email protected]  


Broiler Chicken Welfare

Learn about the welfare issues faced by the over 600 million broiler chickens reared for their meat in Australia every year.  

Dolphins in Captivity

Learn about the social and intelligent nature of dolphins, and the welfare issues associated with keeping them in captivity in aquariums and marine parks.

Legal Personhood

Learn about the concept of legal personhood for animals, and question whether certain animals should be recognised as ‘persons’ under the law.

Lives of Animals

Learn about the text ‘Lives of Animals’ by J M Coetzee, and explore the ethical and philosophical issues it raises about the human/animal relationship

Kangaroo Hunting

Learn about the commercial kangaroo hunting industry in Australia and the welfare issues associated with shooting these wild native animals.