Animal protection institute Voiceless last night awarded $104,300 to Australia’s leading journalists and not-for-profits in recognition of their work to further animal protection in Australia.
Held at Byron Kennedy Hall in Moore Park, the Voiceless Awards honoured those individuals and groups who work to raise awareness about the treatment of animals.
In 2015, 10 animal protection projects received Voiceless Grants, amounting to a collective $89,300 to support their work. Projects ranged from financial support for a ground-breaking documentary on animal industries, an advertising campaign on dolphin captivity, a research report on the factory farming of ducks and an animal protection shopping app.
Journalists from ABC’s Four Corners and News Corp’s The Weekend Australian took out top honours in the 2015 Voiceless Media Prizes, awarded $5,000 each for outstanding journalism. Media finalists included Cleo magazine, Newcastle Herald, Geelong Advertiser, Good Weekend, The Age, The Australian, The Saturday Paper, The Sydney Morning Herald, ABC and SBS2.
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