FRIENDS OF THE HOUND
Run For Your Life
Friends of the Hound used their $2,500 grant to create glossy posters promoting greyhounds as model pets. This campaign intended to educate the public about the plight of greyhounds who are destroyed because they are considered ‘surplus’ to greyhound racing industry requirements. Friends of the Hound work to encourage more people to adopt greyhounds as companion animals in order to save the lives of these dogs. Visit their website for further information. To view a copy of the campaign poster, please click on the download icon below.
The Wise Hen
Andy Carnahan was awarded $1,500 for his book titled ‘The Wise Hen’. The goal of this book project was to educate readers about the inherent cruelty of the battery cage system, and to encourage them to make humane choices as consumers. To view the front cover of this moving book please click the link or download icon below.
Where do puppies come from?
PetRescue was awarded a $10,000 grant for the project ‘Where do puppies come from?’. This project was a two month long public awareness campaign, aimed at shedding light on puppy farming practices, empowering consumers to make more ethically informed choices about buying pets. The campaign was run on ninemsn’s free email service, Hotmail, and directed people to their website. ‘Where do puppies come from?’ made a significant impact on the public and media, and led PetRescue to team up with Pet Stock stores to offer an adoption service for abandoned animals, as an alternative to selling puppies and kittens.
PROFESSOR BARRY SPURR
Interstate Circus Ban
Professor Barry Spurr, along with RSPCA Queensland, were awarded a grant of $10,000 for the development of the ‘Say No to Animals in Circuses’ project, a continuation of a campaign originally funded by Voiceless in 2005. This project was intended to achieve state wide bans in New South Wales and Queensland, on circuses which use performing animals, both exotic and domestic. Professor Spurr and RSPCA Queensland have collaborated to establish an informative and entertaining website where visitors are able to read the latest news updates, sign the online petition, play a fun ‘Free the Circus Animals’ game, and add their photo to the ‘No No No’ gallery. Flyers were also made available for download and were distributed by RPSCA Queensland’s Education Mobile Unit. Be sure to look up ‘Say No to Animals in Circuses’ on Facebook too.
Animal Ethics and Affective Education
Dr Gail Tulloch of Griffith University was awarded $10,000 for a research project addressing the importance of affective education in changing attitudes to animal ethics and welfare. ‘Animal Ethics and Affective Education’ presents a strong case establishing the link between animal ethics and the promotion of affective education. The paper was presented by Dr Tulloch at the Humane Education conference in October 2007, and at conferences held in Florence and Newcastle.
UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Feasibility of an Educational Memorial Program at the School of Veterinary Science
Dr Shan Lloyd of the University of Queensland was awarded an $8,000 grant towards a feasibility study into whether an Educational Memorial Program promoting the supply of ethically sourced cadavers, to replace the use of healthy shelter animals in teaching practice, could be successfully introduced at the School of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Queensland. Although there was some hesitancy from both the veterinary community and academic staff at the School of Veterinary Science, enough support was gained during the feasibility study to establish a small trial body donation program with those clinics willing to participate. To view a copy of the brochure, please click on the download icon below.
ANIMAL LIBERATION NSW
Cruelty Free Cosmetic
The team at Choose Cruelty Free (CCF) were awarded a $5,000 grant which they used to publish an eye-catching, informative and easy to read booklet entitled ‘Cruelty Free Cosmetics’. Aimed at high school students, the booklet covers the history of animal testing of cosmetics, the search for alternatives in safety testing, the current legislative changes in the EU and the Australian situation. To obtain a copy and to find out where you can buy cruelty free products, visit the CCF website. To view a copy of the book cover, please click on the download icon below.
THE VEGAN SOCIETY NSW
Third Annual Sydney Vegan Expo
A $5,000 grant awarded to the Vegan Society of NSW enabled the Third Annual Vegan Expo, held at Wharf 8 in Sydney. The Expo was a huge success, attended by over 1,500 people, and featured stalls from animal protection groups, cruelty free clothing and cosmetic brands, as well as delicious food. Speakers included Voiceless director Brian Sherman AM, Voiceless Animal Advocates (VAA) Ambassador Lindsay McDougall, Darren Cordeaux from popular Aussie band Kisschasy and Lee Rhiannon MLC.
ANIMAL LIBERATION NSW
A Shot In The Dark
Animal Liberation NSW received a $5,000 grant to research and publish a report on the Australian commercial kangaroo industry. The report entitled ‘A Shot in the Dark’ addressed concerns about animal welfare, environmental sustainability, and health standards relating to the commercial kangaroo industry. Animal Liberation provided the report to both current and potential Australian exporters of kangaroo meat, the European Union, China and the Russian Federation.
LAWYERS FOR ANIMALS
Report on Animal Testing in Cosmetics
Lawyers for Animals were awarded $5,000 for their project entitled ‘A report on animal testing in cosmetics’. The report was aimed at educating members of the community about the use of animal testing by the cosmetics industry, and the need for mandatory and responsible labelling of cosmetics that test on animals, and/or contain animal-derived ingredients. The report was distributed online via the Lawyers for Animals website, and in hard copy to all relevant media agencies, animal welfare groups and relevant government departments.
Australian Animal Protection Law Journal
John Mancy was awarded a grant of $15,000 for the ‘Australian Animal Protection Law Journal’ (AAPLJ) which is a scholarly, peer-reviewed, bi-annual legal journal, and the first of its kind in Australia. The Voiceless grant went towards the publication and distribution of the journal, which is intended to serve as a source of information about current developments in animal protection law, to be used by members of the Australian legal profession. A further Voiceless Grant in 2013 will soon see the development of a dedicated website for the AAPLJ.
VEGETARIAN NETWORK VICTORIA
Eating Up The World: The Environmental Consequences of Human Food Choices
Vegetarian Network Victoria was awarded a $15,000 grant for their booklet ‘Eating Up The World: The Environmental Consequences of Human Food Choices’. The funds from this grant funded the production and distribution of the educational booklet, which was aimed at raising awareness of the basic facts concerning the environmental impact of animal industries in Australia. The booklet highlights some of the key problems that are facing both us and our our planet, shedding light on the current condition of the environment and what the future holds. Effective solutions are offered that can easily be implemented to make improvements to the sustainability of our environment and reduce animal suffering. To view a copy of the brochure, please click on the download icon below.
REDFERN LEGAL CENTRE
Continuation of Pro Bono Animal Law Service (PALS)
Redfern Legal Centre received a grant of $20,000 in 2006 for the establishment of the Pro Bono Animal Law Service (PALS), a legal referral service which links animal protection organisations and individuals with lawyers who are willing to provide free legal services to promote better animal protection outcomes. This year they have been granted an additional $15,000 to fund the continuation of PALs through 2008.
AGAINST ANIMAL CRUELTY TASMANIA (AACT)
Against Animal Cruelty Tasmania (AACT) received a $15,000 grant towards their ‘Tasmanian Wildlife Matters’ project. This project focused on the production of a detailed education resource for schools and the general public, aimed at changing the way many people view Tasmanian wildlife. The project has seen the development of a resource kit which has been mailed out to every primary and secondary school in Tasmania, as well as the development of a dedicated website, which provides fact sheets and teaching resources for download. To view a copy of the flyer, please click on the download icon below.
PEOPLE AGAINST CRUELTY IN ANIMAL TRANSPORT (PACAT)
Live Export Myths
People Against Cruelty in Animal Transport’s (PACAT) ‘Stop Live Exports’ campaign, funded by a 2005 Voiceless grant, achieved great success in raising awareness about live export. PACAT received a $10,000 grant to further fund the production of billboards carrying the Baa Baa Barbaric’ slogan, which were featured at four train stations around Perth. The billboards directed people back to the Stop Live Exports website, which provided information about the live export industry in an updated format. PACAT also produced 11,000 campaign post cards, which were widely distributed at festivals and through letterbox drops. To see the Baa Baa Barbaric billboard click the download link below.
COALITION AGAINST DUCK SHOOTING
Victorian Duck Shooting Ban
The Coalition Against Duck Shooting received a $10,000 grant to further fund their campaign to ban duck shooting in Victoria. Initially funded by a Voiceless grant in 2006, this campaign was successful in creating pressure adequate to force the cancellation of the 2008 duck season. This second round of funding went towards the generation of a public awareness campaign, in an effort to secure the cancellation of the 2009 duck shooting season. The project made use of research into community opinions about the recreational shooting of native water birds, to call on the Victorian Government to ban the hunt for another year. The Coalition Against Duck Shooting published a 1/3 page ad in The Age newspaper, which called on the Premier John Brumby to cancel the duck shooting season. To view a copy of the ad, please click on the download icon below.