Philip Lymbery

chief executive officer, Compassion in World Farming (Compassion)

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Philip Lymbery is global chief executive of Compassion in World Farming, visiting professor at the University of Winchester and president of Eurogroup for Animals in Brussels. He’s an award-winning author, ornithologist, photographer, naturalist and self-confessed animal advocate.

Lymbery has played leading roles in many major animal welfare reforms, including Europe-wide bans on veal crates for calves and barren battery cages for laying hens.

His first book “Farmaggedon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat” was listed as one of The Times Writers Books of the Year.  His second book “Dead Zone: Where the wild things were has been” the first book to show how factory farming is a major driver of wildlife declines worldwide and how once plentiful species now face extinction due in large part to humankind’s drive for cheap meat.

His awards include Eurogroup’s “Outstanding Campaign” award and the 2015 “International Golden Dove” peace prize in Rome.