Animals have traditionally been overlooked in politics, resulting in laws that fail to protect them from exploitation, abuse and neglect. This Federal Election year, the Voiceless Animal Law Lecture Series will look at the rapidly growing global movement to represent animals in politics, and use political processes to achieve positive change for animals.



Emmanuel Giuffre has been senior legal counsel of Voiceless, the animal protection institute since April 2013. His expertise is in the legal frameworks governing factory farming and the commercial kangaroo industry in Australia, and he regularly lobbies and advises government on the development and implementation of animal welfare policy and law reform in these areas. He is regularly engaged as a media spokesperson on these issues.

Emmanuel drafts reports and educates the public on animal protection issues, and is regularly invited to provide guest university lectures on the ethics of animal use and animal law. He was one of the principle authors of Voiceless reports The Life of the Dairy Cow: A report on the Australian dairy industry (2014) and The Animal Law Toolkit (2nd edition) (2015).

Prior to joining Voiceless, Emmanuel gained 8 years’ experience at a commercial law firm in Sydney. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Politics and International Relations from the University of New South Wales.

Emmanuel will chair the Lecture Series.