Philip Lymbery | CEO CIWF
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A total rethink

“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.”

For 25 years Philip has worked extensively on animal welfare issues, wildlife and the environment. He is a recognised thought leader, his lectures taking him across the globe to meet and exchange ideas with like minded specialists, experts and individuals.


He regularly commentates in the media and on speaker platforms about the global effects of industrial farming and has been listed by The Grocer as one of the food industry’s most influential people.

A Global Biodiversity Crisis

“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.”


Latest #BigTable podcast – Philip talks to Peter Egan about Veganism

Latest #PowWow blog –  Sense, science & sustainability


Listen out for Philip’s interview with actor and animal adovocate, Dan Richardson on 21st August for Virtual Birdfair.  On ‘How to Bring Birds Back’, not to be missed

Skylark | Credit: Philip J Lymbery


Next Key Speaker Date – Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford – 29th November 2020 at 6pm

Philip’s first rearranged 2020 speaker date will be the special Peter Roberts Memorial Lecture which he will be hosting.

We are delighted to announce that Compassion in World Farming’s Patron, Chris Packham CBE will be speaking.

Details of this unique event and how to buy tickets, will be published shortly


Regretfully all speaker dates for the Spring and Summer 2020 have had to be cancelled.


However, we are slowly beginning to confirm new dates, the first of which is:


  • 29th November, 2020: Peter Roberts Memorial Lecture, Oxford


Please check back for more upcoming speaking events.