Philip Lymbery is Chief Executive 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.
“Every day there is a new confirmation of how destructive, inefficient, wasteful, cruel and unhealthy the industrial agricultural machine is. We need a total rethink of our food and farming systems before it’s too late.”
“Factory farming to provide ‘cheap’ meat is not only the biggest cause of animal cruelty on the planet, it is also a major driver of wildlife declines. It causes deforestation, soil erosion, marine pollution dead zones and drives species as diverse as jaguars, elephants and penguins to the brink of extinction.”
Philip’s latest book is Dead Zone – Where the Wild Things Were. Published by Bloomsbury in March 2017, the Paperback is Out Now
A new, compelling film (to coincide with the new paperback) shows how the world’s most iconic wildlife is being pushed to extinction by the demand for cheap meat. Watch it here:
Dead Zone takes us on an eye-opening, investigative journey across the globe, focussing on a dozen iconic species of wildlife and uncovering how industrial agriculture – factory farming – is having a major impact on their plight.
This is a passionate call for us all, laying bare the myths that prop up factory farming before exploring what we can do to save the planet with healthy food.
“Highly informed, utterly compelling… Lymbery’s narrative threads are subtle and replete with powerful evidence… He does a superb job of equipping us with the hard facts. No author can do more” – Mark Cocker, New Statesman
Planet Earth: How mankind is threatening life on earth – A special documentary explaining what is going wrong with our food systems and how our desire for cheap meat is driving species to extinction.