Established in April 2016, Anonymous for the Voiceless (AV) is an animal rights organisation specialising in street activism. With an abolitionist stance on animal exploitation, AV hosts demonstrations around the world with the aim of initiating conversation on the topic of veganism and animal rights.
The demonstration hosted by AV, the Cube of Truth, is a peaceful, static demonstration akin to an art performance. This demonstration operates in a structured manner that triggers curiosity and interest from the public; activists attempt to lead bystanders to a vegan conclusion through a combination of local standard-practice animal exploitation footage and conversations with a value-based sales approach.
Inspired by Martin Luther King’s quote about organising effectively and street actions known as “The Earthlings Experience”, the first Cube of Truth demonstration took place in Melbourne (Australia) and by the end of 2016 AV had 22 chapters around the world including: London (UK), Chicago (Illinois, USA) and Cape Town (South Africa).
AV grew to over 300 chapters by the end of 2017 and then went onto experience unseen growth in the movement throughout 2018, finishing the year with over 900 chapters. By this time, AV had operated over 10,000 demonstrations including a number of novelty events such as a 24 hour Cube of Truth demonstration in Berlin (Germany).
Anonymous for the Voiceless holds an abolitionist stance against animal exploitation and promotes a clear vegan message. As we fight against speciesism (a form of discrimination), we do not tolerate discrimination, bullying or harassment of any kind within our organisation. We expect anyone representing us to be respectful and inclusive towards people of all political, racial, religious, cultural and any other groups. We are independent of any political affiliation or religion and wish no promotion of either at our events. Any person or group that does not agree to uphold the values outlined in this statement is not welcome to represent us as an organiser or a volunteer.