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Animals are sentient beings with their own rich, complex emotional and social lives. Through science-based research, law and education, Voiceless explores the key issues in animal protection.

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  • Live Export

    Every year, around three million live animals are exported from Australia for slaughter overseas.

  • Kangaroos
  • Kangaroos

    The commercial killing of kangaroos is a multi-million dollar meat and skin industry and the largest slaughter of land-based animals in the world.

  • Broiler Chickens
  • Broiler Chickens

    Each year 600 million chickens are produced for meat in Australia and most are factory farmed, with up to 60,000 broiler chickens living in a single shed.

  • Dairy Cows
  • Dairy Cows

    Each year around 450,000 calves, considered ‘wastage’, are taken from their mothers and either killed on-farm or sent for commercial slaughter within just five days of being born.

  • Battery Hens
  • Battery Hens

    Over 10 million battery hens are confined to small cages in Australia, unable to perform even their most natural behaviours.

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Animal Law Services List

There are a range of animal law organisations and law firms offering animal law services across Australia. In order to assist the Voiceless community and beyond, we’ve compiled this list to make your search for an animal law organisation or law firm as quick, easy and accessible as possible.

These services can include:

  • Providing legal advice on issues of animal law;
  • submitting law reform submissions;
  • running animal law events;
  • educating the community on animal law, and;
  • providing space for burgeoning animal lawyers to grow through internships and PLT placements.
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