In the latest Voiceless blog, we chat to Billie Shone – last year’s winner of the Voiceless sponsored Top Performing Student in Animal Law at Griffith Law School! Read more here: https://voiceless.org.au/the-next-generation-of-animal-lawyers-billie-shone/
Voiceless envisions a world in which animals are treated with respect and compassion. We believe in the power of education to ensure a better future for animals.
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.
Every year, around three million live animals are exported from Australia for slaughter overseas.
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.
Each year 600 million chickens are produced for meat in Australia and most are factory farmed, with up to 60,000 chickens living in a single shed.
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.
Between 11 – 12 million ‘battery’ hens are confined to small cages in Australia, unable to perform even their most natural behaviours.
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Live Export Explained
Our latest video encourages high school students to explore the welfare issues associated with the live animal export industry while considering the different views on the topic. Voiceless resources inspire critical thinking, discussion and healthy debate in the classroom.
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.