Learn about the welfare issues faced by the over 600 million broiler chickens reared for their meat in Australia every year.
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.
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.
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
Learn about the commercial kangaroo hunting industry in Australia and the welfare issues associated with shooting these wild native animals.