Ondine Sherman on animal advocacy & Voiceless, the animal protection institute

Sunday, 24 September 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Photo of Ondine smiling with a rescue hen. Photo provided by Ondine Sherman.

 Ondine Sherman is a life-long animal advocate, and is passionate about promoting respect and compassion for all creatures. She is the author of Vegan Living; A simple guide to cruelty-free, healthy plant-based life (2020), and Young Adult fiction, the Animal Allies series: Sky (2019), Snow (2019), and Star (2021). Ondine’s memoir, The Miracle of Love (2013) recounts her journey with her identical twin boys with severe disabilities (MCT8 disorder).

 In 2004 Ondine co-founded Voiceless, the animal protection institute with her father Brian Sherman AM and she is the organisation's Managing Director. Voiceless supports and invests in impactful people and projects to foster pro-animal values and create lasting systemic change. Since it's inception, Voiceless has used a myriad of tools and strategies to address institutionalised animal cruelty and create change. These have included in-depth reports on animal-use industries, public awareness campaigns, animal law and policy, and much more.

  Ondine is currently a PhD student focussing on Critical Animal Studies, and holds a BA in Communications and an MA in Environmental Studies. 


  Music we played:

  • This is How We Walk on the Moon by Jose Gonzales
  • Weak by Asaf Avidan and the Mojos
  • Dreamer by The Angelcy 


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