Voiceless Animal Law Toolkit - Second Edition

The Voiceless Animal Law Toolkit is an updated guide to animal law in Australia, intended to arm students and legal practitioners with the tools needed to grow animal law. 

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As it is the law that permits animals to suffer, law reform is essential to bring this suffering to an end.

In 2009, Voiceless prepared the First Edition of the Voiceless Animal Law Toolkit to introduce students, academics, practitioners, law firms and animal advocates to key issues in animal law. The Toolkit was intended to provide the tools needed to better defend the billions of animals left with inadequate protections under our current legal framework.

Now in its updated Second Edition, the Animal Law Toolkit provides an introduction to animal law, including an explanation of the basic concepts, relevant case law and local legislation.

The Toolkit outlines the ways animal suffering is perpetuated and justified by humans and explains the varied ways in which this process is facilitated by the law.