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

Voiceless's Animal Protection Education (APE) encourages students to think critically about animal protection by providing teachers with the information and tools they need to deliver complete lessons in the classroom.

APEs are the go-to resource for educators worldwide looking for professional, mainstream, educational animal protection content at no cost.

They are aligned with the year 7-10 Australian Curriculum and developed in collaboration with experienced high-school teachers. Each APE contains free and professionally developed educational resources, including videos, infographics, podcasts, quizzes and fact sheets. The engaging classroom activities and lesson plans cover a broad range of subject areas, including English, Geography, History, Civics & Citizenship, Arts and Science.

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

For further information about Voiceless APEs, please see our FAQ page.  To arrange a Voiceless presentation at your school or for further information, please email us at [email protected]. If you're a high school educator, please subscribe to our education mailing list.


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

Navigating Naplan

Our Navigating NAPLAN resources are designed to help Australian English teachers prepare students for the annual NAPLAN writing assessments.  


Explore the young adult fiction text Sky and its sequel Snow, by author Ondine Sherman. Follow the protagonist, Sky, as she navigates both adolescence and complex ethical issues.


Learn about the wonderful world of fishes, and question your assumptions about these sophisticated, sentient, smart and social underwater animals.



Learn about the use of animals for their fur, hair, skin, feathers and scales in the global fashion industry.