(Community Recognition Statement, 8 May 2014, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
I commend the invaluable work done by Voiceless, an independent, non-profit organisation focused on raising awareness of animals suffering in factory farming. Voiceless has a vision for a world in which animals are treated with respect and compassion.
It is made up of informed and passionate animal advocates working together to make a difference. Voiceless works to unite Australian leaders in science, business, politics, law, media and the arts to help spread its message to all corners of the Australian community by shaping law, policy, business and public opinion. I recently attended a Voiceless lecture by United States journalist Will Porter on the rise of "ag-gag" laws, which criminalise many of the methods used by animal advocates to uncover incidents of cruelty. I commend the work of Voiceless and animal advocates associated with it.