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Philip Lymbery

Our Global CEO, Philip Lymbery, is an internationally respected, award-winning campaigner and thought leader. For 25 years he has worked extensively on animal welfare issues, wildlife and the environment, leading animal welfare reforms that have improved the lives of billions of animals. These reforms include Europe-wide bans on veal crates for calves and on barren battery cages for laying hens. Philip is a highly respected speaker, lecturer, and award-winning author of game-changing books Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat and Deadzone: Where the Wild Things Were. He regularly commentates on the global effects of industrial farming and presses for a more balanced, regenerative food system. Philip is also Visiting Professor at the University of Winchester, President of Eurogroup for Animals, founding board member of the World Federation for Animals and was a UN 2021 Food Systems Summit Champion. His awards while CEO at Compassion include: The Observer Ethical Award for Campaigner of the Year; and the ‘International Golden Dove’ peace prize in Rome.

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