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Philip Lymbery

Philip Lymbery is Chief Executive of leading international farm animal welfare organisation, Compassion in World Farming and a prominent commentator on the effects of industrial farming.

Under his leadership, Compassion’s prestigious awards include Observer Ethical Award for Campaigner of the Year and BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards for Best Campaigner and Educator. Listed by The Grocer as one of the food industry’s most influential people, he was Compassion’s campaigns director throughout the 1990s, a period of extraordinary success, including EU-wide bans on veal crates and battery cages.

Philip is author of Farmageddon: The true cost of cheap meat, published by Bloomsbury in 2014 and written with Sunday Times political editor, Isabel Oakeshott. The Evening Standard called it an “unusually punchy and fast-paced” enviro-shocker. The Independent said it was an “unforgettable indictment of the new hyper-industrialised agriculture originating in the USA”.

Lymbery is on the board of Brussels-based Eurogroup for Animals, and Sustain, the alliance for better food and farming.

Lymbery is a life-long wildlife enthusiast, a licensed bird ringer for the British Trust for Ornithology and a former wildlife tour leader to locations like the Seychelles, Costa Rica and the USA. He lives in rural Hampshire with his wife and stepson.

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