How Voiceless is making a difference
Hear from our community of animal changemakers about how Voiceless has supported and guided their work.
Founder and Director
Farm Transitions Australia (FTA) is a not-for-profit registered charity supporting dairy and beef farmers to transition away from farming animals and into more sustainable and ethical forms of plant-focused farming businesses or careers. As a 2023 proud Voiceless Grant recipient, I would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Voiceless and their donors. Your support has literally empowered our mission. FTA is the first of its kind in Australia and we are completely volunteer-run and operated. Without the support of organisations like Voiceless, our mission and our work with farmers would be a far-off dream. With the grant that we have received from Voiceless, I’m proud to announce that we have just commenced our first farm transition, supporting a beef farmer in New South Wales, transitioning him away from farming and into an Agritourism business model. We’re also looking at a sanctuary for his beautiful 800 Angus cattle. Voiceless, thank you from the bottom of my heart for believing in our work and helping us as we support Aussie farmers as they pave the way towards a more sustainable and ethical future for Australia.
Founder and Director
Without the support of Voiceless and its Grants Program, it would not have been possible to publish Total Ethics Fashion. This book is a manifesto for my charity, Collective Fashion Justice, and invites people to endorse a future fashion system that protects people, our fellow animals and the planet before profit. It highlights the reality that without ending the oppression of animals in fashion, other interconnected harms facing people and our shared planet will not end, either.
The grant application process was easy to navigate — sometimes grant application processes are a lot of work and you must hope it’s all worth it in the end! Voiceless was also supportive of the book’s release, promoting it to their audience.
For small charities like CFJ, grants from Voiceless are so important, and make the work that we know is critically needed a reality.
Founder and CEO
We want to thank Voiceless for their generous support. Although Vegan Friendly is an international and established organization, their support of our Food Engineering project was extremely impactful. Due to their support, we were able to veganise 4 products, making veganism more accessible and saving a total of 300,000 eggs every year. We are extra excited to take the knowledge from our project in Israel and share it with other organizations in the world.
On top of that, we have to say that there are many grants that have a very inefficient process that takes a lot of time and resources out of the grantees. This is not the case with Voiceless. Their grant process was very efficient. They knew to ask us all the right questions, making the process very professional on the one hand but efficient on the other hand.
During the whole process, Kate and Ondine were wonderful. They were very clear on their side about what they were looking for and gave lots of great feedback and constructive criticism.
Founder and Director
Kangaroos Alive are a not for profit that coordinate a global movement for the ethical treatment of kangaroos . Each year Kangaroos Alive host World Kangaroo Day- an international day of celebration that acts as a conduit for animal advocates, indigenous nations, wildlife carers, conservations, biologists, educators and animal lovers to raise public awareness for kangaroos. The Voiceless support for World Kangaroo Day ensures all these voices for kangaroos are heard, with a special focus on First Nations Voices through the Yuin Declaration for Kangaroos Program that creates a foundation for World Kangaroo Day and our ongoing work. Programs such as the Kangaroo Walks and Talks, Coexisting with Kangaroos and the campaign to end the importation of kangaroo body parts into the EU, have all benefited from the support of Voiceless. Kangaroos Alive thank Voiceless for enabling us to challenge and change the outdated colonial narrative that exploits and disgards kangaroos- to one of coexisting, caring and appreciating our wildlife.
The Animalex Team
Professor Nick James (Bond University), Dr Raj Reddy (Centre for Animal Law Studies) and Dr Meg Good (Bond University)
The grant support from Voiceless for the Animalex collaboration between the Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) at Lewis & Clark Law School in the United States and Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLE) at Bond University in Australia will help support our development of the world’s first open-access online animal law education resource library and networking hub.
Through increasing access to critical animal law resources and educational materials such as course syllabi, lesson plans, presentations, assessments, and more, Animalex will empower animal law advocates, educators, and scholars and educate and inspire members of the general public.
The Voiceless Grants Program provides valuable support that helps make initiatives like Animalex possible. We are grateful to Voiceless not only for its grant support but also for its commitment to our collective belief in the transformative power of animal law education. We believe that by connecting animal lawyers around the world and opening up access to animal law education to the public, Animalex can help create important stepping stones towards improved animal protection around the globe.