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Philip Lymbery is the CEO of leading international farm animal welfare organisation, Compassion in World Farming and a prominent commentator on the effects of industrial farming. Compassion’s prestigious awards have recently included Observer Ethical Award for Campaigner of the Year and BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming awards for Best Campaigner and Educator.

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.

He has played a key role in milestone successes including achieving Europe-wide bans on some of the cruelest factory farm systems like veal crates for calves and barren battery cages for laying hens. He is a renowned lobbyist, strategist and speaker, frequently appearing in the media where he has been described as one of industrial farming’s fiercest critics.

He is a lifelong wildlife enthusiast and former tour leader to destinations as diverse as Costa Rica, Turkey, the Pyrenees, Seychelles and the USA. He lives in rural Hampshire with his wife and stepson.

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