Thursday, 11 April 2013

Up to date news on animals and animal cruelty from Voiceless

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Ondine Sherman

Progress within the animal protection movement has given Voiceless a strong start to 2013, offering hope and the potential for real change for the animals.
While there has been good news, in recent weeks we’ve been shocked by some startling cruelty cases which have emerged from around the country. These events demonstrate that we have a long way to go towards making animal protection the next great social justice movement and something that is in the forefront of every Australian's mind.
Voiceless will continue to work to this end and we hope that you will rally your support this year so we can build better legal protections for animals across Australia in 2013.
Issue #28: Autumn 2013

Inghams horror reignites CCTV debate 
Last month, the ABC revealed a case of horrific abuse at an Inghams turkey processing facility, reigniting debates about the best ways to prevent and prosecute crimes against animals.  The Greens have proposed a bill for compulsory CCTV surveillance in NSW abattoirs but the move has been met with resistance from industry groups. Read more

A note from Miss Eagle:  Please note that Inghams have sold to a private equity firm.  Miss E wonders why.  The age of the Ingham family? Sick of their actions being highlighted by those on the side of the animals?  To read about the sale please go here.
Inghams turkey cruelty
2013 Voiceless Animal Law Lecture Series
2013 Animal Law Lecture Series
Registrations are now open for the 2013 Animal Law Lecture Series this year titled The Animal Voice: Securing Interests Through Law. Touring 12 venues across the country, the Lecture Series will be led by international keynote speaker, Antoine F. Goetschel who will address the relationship between ethics and law and whether a legal voice for animals can make a difference. Read more
What's happening in animal law
Voiceless’s legal team has been working hard to grow animal law and build stronger protections for animals in Australia. So far in 2013 we’ve travelled around the country and met with government to discuss a range of animal law issues with more in store for the coming months. Read more
Animal law
Ondine Sherman
Shalom chaver
In her latest blog entry Ondine Sherman, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Voiceless, describes how learning Hebrew while living in Israel has forced her to reflect on the power of language to create meaning and effect change within social justice movements. Read more
Don’t forget to register for the 2013 Animal Law Lecture Series, touring a city near you in April and May. We are always delighted to meet our supporters and fellow animal advocates on the road so reserve your place at one of the12 national venues today before time runs out.
Looking forward to seeing you there,
Brian Sherman AMOndine ShermanDana Campbell
Co-Founder and Managing DirectorCo-Founder and Managing DirectorChief Executive Officer

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