Philip Lymbery | Philip Lymbery is CEO of the leading international farm animal welfare organisation, Compassion in World Farming, Visiting Professor at the University of Winchester and Vice-President of Eurogroup for Animals, Brussels. He is an award winning author, ornithologist, photographer, naturalist and self-confessed animal advocate. For 25 years Philip has worked extensively on animal welfare issues, wildlife and the environment. He is a recognised thought leader, travelling the world to lecture and commentate in the media.
Philip has played leading roles in major animal welfare reforms, including Europe-wide bans on veal crates for calves and barren battery cages for laying hens. Described as one of the food industry’s most influential people, he spearheaded Compassion’s engagement work with over 800 food companies worldwide, leading to real improvements in the lives of over a billion farm animals every year.
Philip’s book Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat was the first to show a mainstream audience that factory farming is the biggest cause of animal cruelty. One of The Times Writers’ Books of 2014, it was cited by the Mail on Sunday as a compelling ‘game changer’. This was followed by the publication of ‘Farmageddon in Pictures: The True Cost of Cheap Meat – in bite-sized pieces. His second book Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were published in 2017, has been the first book to show how factory farming is a major driver of wildlife declines. Described by the Daily Mail as a ‘Must Read’ and by New Statesman as ‘Highly informed, utterly compelling. No author can do more’. All proceeds go towards Compassion in World Farming.
Awards during his tenure as CEO at CIWF include: The Observer Ethical Award for Campaigner of the Year, BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming award for Best Campaigner and Educator, Recipient of the ‘outstanding campaigning’ award by Brussels based Eurogroup for Animals and The 2015 ‘International Golden Dove’ peace prize in Rome.
Source: Philip Lymbery’s LinkedIn profile 28 Dec 2019.